Review

Harry loses his geek mind for CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER and rambles for 3,422 words trying to get it into bed!

Published at: July 21, 2011, 6:03 a.m. CST

 

 

In trying to describe the perfection of awesome cool that is CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER, I can’t help but think of films like THE ROCKETEER, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, all while thinking of movies like the classic WHITE CHRISTMAS, SERGEANT YORK and the classic era of serials.  

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER could end up being my personal favorite superhero movie, but I’ll need to see it countless times more and soon.   Now I know, I like a lot of comic book movies.   That’s because growing up as the son of a Movie Poster and Comic Book dealer that loved & educated himself voraciously about both…  It is the genre that makes me scream loudest when I hate it – and on the other end, it is also where I get crazy drunk in love.

 

At this moment, which is 2:46am, I absolutely love the film.  From 9:50pm – 12:30am I was geeking out with friends about the film.   Then I came home, as I was driving I got text messages from friends at comic con asking how great it is?   “Fucking The Dream!” I said.   “Awesome!” “Great!”  Those kinds of texts.   Once I got home, the phone rings.   It’s Paul Dini.   He saw CAPTAIN AMERICA at the World Premiere.   He texted me earlier today to “Hurry up and see Captain America, we need to chat!”  Once on the phone, we geeked out real hard for about 45 minutes.   Talking about the perfect tone, favorite little moments – some of which I’ll get to in this review, then…  Well I basked in the afterglow of seeing one my favorite characters ever…  was done so pitch perfect in every way that I just love that I’m beginning to walk with a walker, cuz man… this movie makes me want to dance, to run and to jump.    It makes me want to play soldier with my nephew and be the super powered baddie to his 11 year old Captain America.   It makes me want and tell you that this is the shit.  

 

I’m going to deliver a heaping load of praise on Joe Johnston here, about the size of that building in Dubai. 

 

This is THE movie that I’ve been dreaming of seeing since the moment I saw THE ROCKETEER.   I love Dave Stevens’ comic…  but as much as I love it, it isn’t CAPTAIN AMERICA.   Cap is everything I love about the Marvel universe.   A hopeful sickly man reborn as Achilles with better ankles & humility.   The leader of the Marvel Universe.   Created by Joe Simon & Jack “King” Kirby.  The first superhero story published by Stan Lee.    This is GEEK FOUNDATION.  

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA fought WWII before America did.   Hitting the newstands 21 months before Pearl Harbor, but Cap was there slugging ol Hitler in the jaw all the same!   If you’re raised geek, like me…  you know chapter and verse about the awesome that is CAPTAIN AMERICA, but you also might know that Captain America came out in a period of cinema.   All of which is reflected in CAPTAIN AMERICA: FIRST AVENGER.

 

Joe Johnston not only adapted CAPTAIN AMERICA as he was originally conceived & written in March of 1941, not only adapted it in style befitting the Brubaker era, but also the classic Silver Age…  thus hitting the triple crown version of the character.   BUT – Johnston also peppers the film with echoes of German Expressionism, the style of montage of 40’s cinema, the spirit of optimism and the basic goodness that embodies the spirit of America that I love.   All while absolutely making perfect use of the highest tech and digital wizardry of the day.  This is a film with a thrilling score, a catchy tune and a spirit of pure fucking fun!

 

I love Steve Rogers as played by Chris Evans.   He is a simple, humble man that knows weakness, is in awe of his own abilities, humbled by his power, caring for his fellow man and loving the country that gave him everything he loves about life.   This is Steve Rogers.   They didn’t wise ass him up.   They didn’t sexualize him.   They didn’t make him hip.   They made him exactly the way he is supposed to be.  This is a dream of a comic book geek movie.   FULL GEEK.

 

They didn’t shy away from completely nailing the fetishry that everyone that loves Captain America the comic character as classically told should just fall over themselves in love.  

 

I love every decision made about this film.   I love that the energy weapons have the same sounds as Repulsors from IRON MAN.   I love U.S.O. era dressed Captain America.   I love 1st real mission costumed Captain America.  I seriously love Howlin’ Commando’s commanding Captain America.   So they win on all 3 costume designs.  I love that there is zero smug, zero cynical, zero typical Chris Evans performance, but instead – he gives the character a soul that I didn’t honestly know was in Chris Evans.  

 

In the comic…   You always know that Captain America is going to kick ass when he lowers his chin and looks out the tops of his eyes with a furled brow.   That’s here.  The sounds of Cap’s shield?  Fucking awesome.    I love how awkward Cap is with  Hayley Atwell’s PEGGY CARTER.   I love her.  She’s just kind of perfect.   She’s a pin-up beauty with strength, but there’s a sweetness to her relationship with Steve Rogers…  who impresses her before and after, while also driving her nuts.   All without being fucking lame.   That’s so hard.   So hard in these kinds of films.   Hayley just nails it.  

 

The soul of the movie comes from Stanley Tucci’s Dr. Abraham Erskine…  One of those names I’ve known as long as I’ve known “Moses”.   Seriously.  I was that lil kid that would ask his dad, “How did Captain America become Captain America, Daddy?” and well, Father Geek never failed to mention the name of Dr. Abraham Erskine.   Well this character, who always in my mind had just a smattering of panels…  he had such a profound effect on this character’s life.   Everything he is he gains from Dr. Abraham Erskine.   As handled in the film, it is SO MUCH BETTER than it has ever been in the books.    It’s just…  it is fucking perfect.   His character is so perfect because of the effect you see him have on 5 other characters in the film.   But none of those relationships would be felt quite the way they are without KNOWING this character as Tucci plays him.   He is a dash eccentric – he see’s the necessity of his science and the evil of it.   He finds a man of such boundless determination and such a perfect moral compass that he will give him this miraculous gift.  

 

Superheroes are sometimes Frankenstein Monsters, and in Cap’s case his “father” was Dr. Erskine.  Tucci not only plucks Evans’ Steve Rogers from a chance encounter, but he enables him to accomplish his dream in a manner so far exceeding his dreams, but tempered with tragedy and strength.   When Tucci begins discussing Cap’s future nemesis Johann Schmidt (Hugo Weaving) – and we hear his voice over a stunningly rendered sequence that was just so much fun. 

 

Speaking of which, the film has 3 major MONTAGE SEQUENCES…   this first one is here.   It is pure villainry on display.   Big Silvestri score – and it is just pitch perfect.  In a way that kind of fits perfect in that INDIANA JONES universe. 

 

As a result of Erskine’s Schmidt story, we just get a perfect framing for the character.   At this point in the film, we already love to dislike him, but this blows up our dislike of this bad guy.   Literally Power Mad.   But the great thing about this movie, each character’s performance enhances what we know of each character.   How Erskine describes Schmidt – we see not only more about Schmidt, but how Cap will relate with him, but also how Schmidt affected Erskine – made Erskine afraid of his “miracle science” – taught him that Marvel of Marvel lessons…  that with Great Power comes Great Responsibility.   Before Stan Lee coined the phrase with Uncle Ben and Peter…  Erskine gives that to Cap – and I LOVE IT!   I love that it isn’t just a flashy montage, but it is actually educating us to a trio of relationships in a quick and fun way.   Great job, Joe!

 

Well, Erskine also has such a great straight man with Tommy Lee Jones’ Col Phillips.   Tucci and Jones need to work with each other often.   Love their chemistry here.   Each man respects the other, but Erskine… you can tell, what he has told and shone Col Phillips…   It changed his military career and perhaps won WWII for us.   Erskine also inform Phillips with how to pitch his relationship with Rogers.  He takes that same playful antagonism that Jones has with Tucci – and plays it with Rogers.   Again…  LOVE THIS.

 

Then there’s Dominic Cooper’s HOWARD STARK.   Cooper’s Stark is a foreshadow of all of Robert Downey Jr’s future dynamism with the son character of Tony.   But what I love is…  Watch how Stark is with every character in the film, but watch his face when Erskine talks.   There’s so much admiration and awe in the way that Stark watches Erskine.   Later we will see this again with Stark’s reaction to Captain America…  and I found myself wondering if Stark was in awe of Rogers…  or the power of Erskine’s science.   Love it!

 

Lastly, there’s Hugo Weaving’s Johann Schmidt / RED SKULL.   Erskine’s mere scientific linking of Rogers and Schmidt creates an automatic NEMESIS/FAVORED SON kind of thing.   You see in Rogers the respect he has for Schmidt, because he knows Schmidt is dangerous.  That he is “like” him.   And I love that that dynamic comes from Erskine.

 

Also in this aspect of the film we find Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter and she’s a great character match for Steve Rogers.   Both characters have everything to prove and to live up to.   Every reason to resist each other and be attracted for each other…  but let’s face it, they’ve got a war to fight and as Shortround would say, “No time for love Dr. Jones,” but it’s just the right dash.   Stronger and less goofy than Marion Ravenwood, but not wiley Willie Scott…   She’s a girl of those universes though.   You could totally imagine her trading lines with Indy, but instead we have Captain America – and personally I’m glad.

 

CHRIS EVANS is fantastic as CAPTAIN AMERICA.   I’ve already spoke to that, but it must be said.   I LOVE CHRIS EVANS’ CAPTAIN AMERICA.   I love that he’s just a great guy.   I love his tenacity.  His determination.   His nobility.   His dumb luck.   His leadership of the HOWLIN’ COMMANDOS…  and folks…  Holy shit.

 

There are things that.   Dammit.   I just love this movie.

 

OK – so after Cap’s transformation, he is given the choice to either be a guinea pig or a publicity tool – and he chooses to be the poster boy, the pitch man…  to help Uncle Sam pay for the war.   This is the U.S.O. career montage to Alan Menken’s absurdly catchy STAR SPANGLED MAN – and this is awesomely accompanied with an ever evolving U.S.O. performance that essentially plays like an evolution of the history of theater from High School to Collegiate to Community to B-Serials to Broadway.   All at the same time, the montage informs Steve’s awkwardness, his confidence grow, the kernal of his leadership born and the humility he has.   AND THEN THERE’S THAT AWESOME Menken tune!   I’ve been humming it.  Already.  One day, I sense I’ll know the lyrics and might be able to just suddenly start singing it to myself.   Like I do some of Menken’s Disney Tunes.   And I love that that is in this Comic Book Movie!  It isn’t camp…  it’s the era and how that exploitation affects a man that knows he can do so much more.   He’s a waking giant here and it is this sequence where we come to just love Steve.    Joe cages up CAPTAIN AMERICA action hero for a bit, but he does it to make us feel exactly like Steve.   Let me go!   We want to see Cap fighting the bad guys – but Joe treats Cap like a Hitchcock ticking bomb.   

 

We see a great chase, but then there’s a lot of building.   Building character.  Building tension.   Building anticipation.   Then he here’s Bucky is in trouble and Cap becomes fucking Rin Tin Tin.   THEN…  oh god.   I so love Captain America action.   We never see a TESTING or big power exploration.   We do see him holding that chrome motorcycle with 3 hot and breasty babes upon it all MIGHTY JOE YOUNG style – and while that was a fun image, it tells us…  Well looks like he can safely and patiently press well over 1500lbs with ease.   So when you see Cap in action, everything he does makes me feel like we haven’t even begun to see the POWER in Cap.   I’ve always felt he was…  STRONG ENOUGH.   That’s what I love about him.   Cap may not be in Thor or Hulk’s strength level, but Cap’s endless determination and sheer battlefield smarts just always makes him come out on top or at least even. 

 

So then Cap is in Rescue Bucky mode – and at this point, I just love how we see that Cap is careful, observant, without hesitation, assured and over-whelming in a fight.   It’s like a guy that’s never been trained a day in his life fighting like he always dreamt he could.   It’s fucking Fairbanks man.   It is gymnastic.   It is brutal.   It SOUNDS like it hurts.   He’s the kinda man that leaps while others cower – and man…  I could watch this non-stop and constantly.    I like that Steve in battle is always just this side of a smile.   A smile he won’t let out, but is in his eyes.   He doesn’t yet have THE SHIELD, but has the old school Kirby shield.  

 

OH – I LOVE that we have multple times across the film where the Red Skull comes Skull to Face with Captain America – and I love how they get separated…   I love that this film evolves the character and relationship between the two of them.   I love that Schmidt goes from feeling invincible to being annoyed by and then hating & wanting to KILL Captain America…  and the reason that happens is that we get what could have been a few movies where we’d learn about the intel for a single mission, but over the length of this movie – we see a war’s worth of battles fought and won.  


What that means is that while this is an ORIGIN movie – it also reflects an entire Hero/Villain story arc over the entire WWII history – and that rules.

 

Out of this initial rescue solo Captain America mission comes the Howlin’ Commandos.   Their “Break-out” sequence is some crazy sci-fi Dirty Dozen style awesome.   Great big sci-fi WWII battle sequences.   You’ll see Neal McDonough just own Dum Dum Dugan!   One of my favorite and most perfect comic to film translations.    It is literally what I have always imagined.   The posture from which he fires his weapons, the looks that were drawn on his face.  The kind of ferociously spirited character that is often times my favorite type of character in a movie.   That’s how he plays Dum Dum.   Note perfect.   Same with all the Howlin’ Commandos.   These are just characters that I always felt nobody would ever pepper a film with.   

 

Like The Red Skull’s number one man, Dr. Arnim Zola as brought to life by Toby Jones.   Really?   I get Zola too?  And it’s brought to life with an amazingly perfect Toby Jones character performance?

 

I also love the evolution of BUCKY BARNES!   I love his relationship pre-Cap STEVE ROGERS…   I love how he is with the ladies.   I love everything about him and Cap.   So cool.   


Think about how much I’m talking about.   Realize I’ve yet to mention the whackalicious avionics of the film.   I’ve yet to talk about how PULP FICTION/KISS ME DEADLY Cool that the Cosmic Cube is.   Especially when it fucking gets COSMIC!   There’s just an incredible amount of awesome.   In this film.   I love that the slowburn romance clicks & aches.   I love how pain is felt by the characters.   I like that they convey Cap’s sense of duty and dedication.   I love the costumes, the way people react when hit with ray guns…  that look like awesome rayguns that I’d love to play with.   I love the Nazi design sense from which HYDRA’s design is given.   That’s so cool.  

 

Finally I fucking love a Superhero Score for a MARVEL movie.   I love how when I watched SCOTT PILGRIM about 30 times in the last year, I’ve always watched CHRIS EVANS’ scenes with a high degree of fear for how he was going to play CAPTAIN AMERICA.   And tonight, I am…  well so in love with this film that it makes me ramble and Chris Farley out about it.  

 

Ok – now I know…  you want to hear my gripes…  

 

Ok, I do have some major issues with this movie.   Like…  that I have to be satisfied with a mere running time of like 2 hours and 10 minutes, when I want 7 more like it this year – with a new one released weekly.    I just want to watch Captain America and Howlin’ Commando movies doing blown big and retro-scifi with HYDRA and the Nazis.   It would just be bliss.  I want more subtle RAIDERS references.   I love the framing sequences…  shit, I can’t say that about SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.  

 

There’s not a moment of caution to you in my review.   This is AS IT SHOULD BE!  It is not one hair sleight of fucking unbelievably metaphysically perfect.  

 

I honestly haven’t stayed up all night writing a sonnet to a movie like this in a long time.   Something that only leaves me only wanting more and often…   That makes me happy to have been rooting for Joe Johnston for a whole lot of lean years and him come out of the blocks swinging for the fences and making something that is fun and cool for people of ALL AGES!   I have a pair of very conservative Dad friends that came tonight that I feel are all kinds of crazy excessively restrictful of what their kids see.    Like…  The kids haven’t seen IRON MAN yet because the torture scenes were deemed nightmare worthy.   Well both of those Dads are absolutely taking their kids to this…   AND MAN – this is the single most violent Marvel film.   I can’t wait for that geek that does the body count on this film, but none of it is so graphic as to offend, but still graphic enough to elicit 4 audible “Oooooewwwwws” from the audience.

 

It’s a film to applaud, because it’s the right way to react.   We acknowledge and applaud the actions of those on this screen, because…  it’s CAPTAIN AMERICA!

 

OH – Most important Information.

 

Stick around after the movie for the “BUTTON”

 

What is a “Button” you ask?

 

Well, a “Button” is an industry term for those post film trailer sort of teaser things – like got put on FELLOWSHIP and TWO TOWERS.   They’re not trailers…  they’re called “BUTTONS” 

 

Well this “Button” is for AVENGERS – it goes by very very fast.  Not sure what to think yet of Thor’s new gauntlets.   Need to see it more.   Kind of think it is badass, but it could also be to designery.  You know?  But yeah, AVENGERS is gonna be badass.   Absolutely bet on it.   And if I’m wrong, I’ll lead the pack demanding Whedon’s head and fighting Hercules in a knife fight.     But I don’t think it is coming for that quite yet, though I am training for it. 

 

Last thing.   George Lucas, please give Joe Johnston the right to make a BOBA FETT Star Wars universe movie that starts with escaping the Sarlacc Pit.  Which needs to just be amazingly Wrightson/Bottin-esque. 

 

Man, wish I was at Comic Con.   Geeking out about CAPTAIN AMERICA with that crowd would be the best.   Though I have to say, folks in custom made Captain America outfits…  silver parachute pants with Cap undies on top.   It was awesome Geek show at the Drafthouse tonight – and it was much appreciated.   If I just totally freaked you out with this Geek-view…  this movie may totally not be your thing.   But if you understood the dialect in which this was written.   BEST TIME EVER.

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  • July 21, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    First!

    by Nabster

    Yes, finally!

  • July 21, 2011, 6:05 a.m. CST

    New levels of nonsense from the big man!

    by loafroaster

  • July 21, 2011, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Good!

    by Larry Knowles

    I'm officially letting myself get excited for this now. Although I have read some more tempered reviews - they are all positive. Harry...I'll be taking my daughters (your nieces) to see this tomorrow night if you would like to join us. The girls would love to meet you. Please give me a call. I love you. Larry

  • July 21, 2011, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Yay!

    by Nordling

    This film's so much damn fun, it shouldn't be legal.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:23 a.m. CST

    FOR FREEDOM! STARS AND STRIPES!!!

    by The Krypton Kid

  • July 21, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I'm seeing this FRIDAY

    by mukhtabi

    I'd see it at midnight, but still recovering from a bad cold. This sounds AWESOME!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Okay, okay

    by Sanyi

    I get it. Harry loves it. A lot. I kinda love his enthusiasm

  • July 21, 2011, 6:31 a.m. CST

    It's all well and good that you loved the film, Harry, but --

    by DrunkyMcLush

    And the way this character did this, it just.... You know... I fucking loved it.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Jesus Christ

    by DrunkyMcLush

    The comment box only included part of my comment.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:33 a.m. CST

    The point to my missing comment was --

    by DrunkyMcLush

    Stop typing your reviews in the style that you talk. It's annoying as hell as well as the gratuitous amount of times that you remind us of how much you loved a movie. We get it. You loved it. Move the fuck on and tell us what to expect in the film.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Remember in the 60s 70s and 80s when 90% of Marvel characrters

    by Autodidact

    .. wore leather pirate boots? It used to really bug me as a kid who collected the Guidebook to the Marvel Universe... every second character was wearing those leather boots that fold down over the calves. I think John Byrne was incapable of designing a costume without them.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Well it worked

    by MoffatBabies

    wasn't pumped to see this before. Now I am.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Harry rambles about film?

    by D.Vader

    Get right out of town!!

  • July 21, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Actually, I think that's a better name

    by D.Vader

  • July 21, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Ah fuck this talkback software

    by D.Vader

    Isnt it about time you got this shit fixed, Knowles?

  • July 21, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    You are a Ramblin man, Harold.

    by vic twenty

    I was looking forward to taking my boys to this Friday - a good time will be had by all! I hope Joe knocked this out of the park. And I'm glad to hear there is no snark or douchebaggery in the film. I get quite enough of that here in the talkbacks. Salud!

  • July 21, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    ...and then Captain America was like....WHOOOSH!

    by loafroaster

    and Nazi Skull man was like...AHHWWWHHH! and then Cap was...BUCKY was awesome! And DUM DUM! He...LOVED IT! And there's this bit, right, where CAPTAIN AMERICA, right, he goes FFFVVVAAAAAM! CAPTAIN AMERICA!

  • July 21, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Did Harry just imply...

    by D.Vader

    ... A Movie Poster and Comic Book Dealer loved himself voraciously?

  • July 21, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    And who wants to fuck "the Dream"?

    by D.Vader

    Oh Moriarty save us...

  • July 21, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Texting while driving

    by RZA

    Is dangerous, Harry

  • July 21, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST

    ok

    by Candy ass monkey suit

    I've heard this film is "ok" in other reviews but no more.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Jeebus, Harry, get a hold of yourself

    by D.Vader

    Youre a man, not a blubbering mess of shit!

  • July 21, 2011, 6:52 a.m. CST

    I Don't Buy It

    by aceldama

    There is no way this review is accurate. Harry, you sure you didn't take too much pain medication and accidentally watched Armageddon again?

  • July 21, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Got a free replica of shield did you Harry?

    by ChickenStu

    You make me sick.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:58 a.m. CST

    So did you like it?

    by MamboMan

  • July 21, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    Achilles with better ankles

    by Hipshot

    That was priceless, Harry, perfect Geekspeak.

  • July 21, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    Fellowship and Two Towers didn't have buttons, by the way

    by D.Vader

    You idiot. Way to blow credibility with that one.

  • July 21, 2011, 7 a.m. CST

    I hope it's as good as

    by syn_flood

    Van Helsing or Nightmare on Elm Street

  • There's a big fucking difference between that series of concept art animatics COULD have been and what it actually WAS. Why does Harry always get the two confused in his mind.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    sounds like the movie dry fucked you

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    and you exploded in your pants. was it in 3d?

  • July 21, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    FINAL JUSTICE!

    by the new transported man

    STARS AND STRIPES!

  • July 21, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Wait, maybe I'm wrong?

    by D.Vader

    Apparently after four months of being in the theater, some prints of LOTR got teasers attached to the end? I saw that movie 9 times and never got one. Damnit I hate being wrong. My bad Harry, previous statement retracted.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:13 a.m. CST

    was this a review?

    by epicac

    jesus christ my brain couldn't even make sense of half this garbage.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:13 a.m. CST

    My Captain America screening had no "button"

    by Macleod518

    I ended up seeing Captain America last night through a preview screening, and there was no "Avengers" button after the credits. Nearly 3/4 of the crowd sat through the credits waiting for the teaser and nothing... What the f' gives Marvel? By the way, the movie was amazing. It was better than Thor & Green Lantern. It was right up there with the original Iron Man... I loved it!

  • July 21, 2011, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Come on guys, of course Harry was going to jizz over this film

    by Nabster

    The guy loved Green Lantern and Daredevil, regardless of the quality of Captain America he was going to have sex with it. And considering he's a cripple now days, I wonder how he saw it? I guess they sent him a screener?

  • July 21, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    I like to watch films not try to fuck them (maybe I am in a minority)

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 21, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    WHAT? REALLY? an Avengers teaser? NO WAY!

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    I 100% DIDNT KNOW THERE WAS GOING TO BE AN AVENGERS TEASER ON THE END OF CAPTAIN AMERICA, THATS AMAZING NEWS. FUCK. YOU. THERE IS NO NEED TO TURN A MOVIE NEWS WEBSITE INTO A FUCKING OREWELLIAN NEWS FILTERING OUTLET LIKE FOX NEWS. WE KNEW. WE KNOW. WE SAW IT. FUCK YOU FOR NOT PUTTING IT ON YOUR SITE.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Oh no, Harry likes it.

    by Volllllume3

    That means it's SHIT!

  • July 21, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Quit giving the big man a hard time, you've seen the trailers you know

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    before you even step into the theater that this is going to be one of the best comic adaptations ever. Visually it's faithful to the comic, although, and let's be realistic here, no one wants to see cap with his old clunker shield. We saw Hugo Weaving skulled up months ago, and were all screaming bring it on. Marvel gave us some serious foreplay, and now it's time to climax.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    I'm still going at midnight but.....

    by whatevillurks

    The Howling Commandos arent named??? There's no, "hi, i'm dum dum"??!!

  • July 21, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    If we start getting a few more good reviews for this it could break out and become massive.

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 21, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    America, Fuck Yea!

    by craptacular

    Can not wait to see this.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Name drop.

    by moorE12

  • July 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    If I recall, and correct me if I'm wrong, this is one point

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    in the movie that does not follow the comics. Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos were a unit just like Sgt. Rock and Easy Company in the DC universe. Dum Dum was not in the resistance, but regular military. Oh, and Nick Fury still had both eyes I believe besides the fact he was white. I'm not going to get that much into the whole black white thing. I think Sam the Man can do well as Fury, but I do think Marvel should have stayed faithful to the comic in race of character. It's not racisms, it's accuracy. Having said that I can see why we had a black Kingpin. Both in mannerisms, and sheer size Michael Clarke Duncan fit the bill perfectly in Daredevil.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    You lost me at SKY CAPTAIN

    by TheBigDogg

  • July 21, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Cram it!

    by ZodNotGod

    "Inception" was garbage.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    CAPTAIN AMERICA is magnificent joy.

    by robogeek.com

    Preach, Harry!

  • July 21, 2011, 7:50 a.m. CST

    also suck it haters.

    by craptacular

  • July 21, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    3 stars from Ebert

    by whatevillurks

  • July 21, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST

    When Captain America throws his mighty shield...

    by Don

    Going to the midnight show and looking forward to it.

  • I wanna film a Bobba Fett Vs Predator Fan Film!

  • July 21, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    oh and cant wait for Cap to hit the UK

    by SachMan

  • July 21, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Captain America is a roided up government tool

    by alienindisguise

    which is why i've never had any emotional tie for the character.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Shorter harry_the_pedo:

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    BAN ME!

  • July 21, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Along with Boba Fett, have Johnston direct Indy!

    by kafka07

    I'm so sick of Lucas and Spielburg. But anyway, glad you liked this movie Harry. I think you set a new precedent for geeking out!

  • Every Harry review is more incomprehensible than the last.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Me like red, white, and blue suit.

    by Rex Carsalot

    Eight paragraphs before you even touched the movie.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Why is this idiot still talking. Leave personal comments and Yoko out of this.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    If you want to disagree with Harry's reviews, and opinions, or anyone else's that's one thing. This is another. Please ban two-year-olds from the talkbacks.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    genderbender

    by Rex Carsalot

    There are actually a couple of points you made that could have been expounded on into a coherent discussion - you went the Cheetoh-stained hyperbolic "above it all" weary fantard route, instead.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Well after reading that, all I can say is

    by Magic01273

    what rambling, incoherent waste of my life that was. The journalistic equivalent of a full anal prolapse. I wanted to stop reading, but it was like a roadside car crash…. you know you SHOULD look away, but you just... can’t... He said “love” (or derivatives of) more than 50 times. I wonder if he intended that “love” thing to be a clever, cutesy gimmick running throughout his “review” that would make us all smile and think what a magical, talented weaver or words he is. In reality it read as though the Studio gave him loads of phat lewt. I'm embarrased for him.

  • and publish them in book form, you'd have one hell of a novel about decadence of the body, soul and mind. It'd read like an epistolary version of The Picture of Dorian Gray meets Fincher's BENJAMIN BUTTON. But with nachos. Lots and lots of nachos.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Let Indy lie, but who wouldn't want a Boba Fett movie.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Just like Darth Vader he's one of those characters who for some reason you just can't hate even though he's a merciless hunter/killer.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    What Director wouldn't want to do a Bobba Fett movie???

    by Mr Soze

  • And then he doesn't bother to read or review it afterwards. So it's unedited stream of consciousness coupled with a program that screws up the original intention, resulting in a huge mass of nonsense.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:42 a.m. CST

    When in fact, every one of his reviews

    by Magic01273

    Read this will make you (and possible future generations of your offspring) dumber

  • July 21, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    When in fact, every one of his reviews

    by Magic01273

    should start with a health warning: Reading this will make you (and possible future generations of your offspring) dumber. In other news; the forum this place uses sucks monkey balls.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:59 a.m. CST

    HARRY IS RIGHT. I was there last night - HOLY CRAP

    by teh awesome

    This is the best super hero movie I've ever seen. It was like watching Band of Brothers but a fantasy marvel version with Super Heroes in it. Seriously, I loved it, loved it, loved it. Chris Evens suprised the Hell out of me. Also, the line that kid gives when that dude throws him in the water was so perfectly done - I laughed out loud. Also, the score was amazing, not really a beautiful sweeping score like Gladiator but it was very bombastic and triumphant, it made me want to punch a Nazi. Joe hit this one out of the park for sure. You owe it to yourself to see this movie, even if you HATE super hero movies you need to see this one. This is super hero at it's best. Harry, you may remember me, I was the one wearing the CAP undroos OVER my silver pants, I was also wearing a mask. Cool event.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    No mention of the smokin sexy Natalie Dormer???

    by Remus_Lupin

    WTF? She is the hottest person in CA Harry. At least give her a mention.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    choppah--

    by Laserhead

    Well said. A massive chronicle of broken ankles and dietary promises, while the mind delivering the narrative becomes more dissolute and incomprehensible.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Disturbing trend on this site

    by ClayMatthews

    You know I read the talkbacks for the trolling, trash-talk, and one-upsmanship and it can be pretty damn funny. Case in point, samuellappdance handing me my ass in the Star Wars/ iPad talkback. Loved it. Most genre movies have something to make fun of, as do most reviews on this site - and most talkbackers. But the real HATE that seems to be pervasive these days is, frankly, a little off-putting. Personal attacks on people's families and the like have little to do with the reason most of us are here. It can even move from hateful to duplicitous, with people frying the Christians for teaching intolerance while being perfectly comfortable with the gay-bashing humor that goes on here every day. Frankly, it makes you sound ignorant as a person and out of your league as a fan. It even makes you sound a little slow. If the only feeling you have for what goes on here and the people who participate is loathing, I suggest that you are perfectly welcome to fuck off and go to some other site. It's still a (relatively) free internet. You are making assholes of yourselves in front of truly witty talkbackers (I’m not including myself there) who not only know what they are talking about, they make this site fun to read and Harry's crazy reviews easier to stomach. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Natalie Dormer?

    by Laserhead

    What's to say? She looks like a weird cross between Katie Holmes and Maggie Gylenhall. She's 'British Hot'. In Britian, a U.S. 5 is an 8.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    This movie looks painfully average

    by bmumtw4

  • July 21, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    No site should be called "Harry jacks off to movies"

    by sunwukong86

  • July 21, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    In Britian, a U.S. 5 is an 8? like shoe sizes?

    by harryknowlesnothingaboutfilm

  • July 21, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Genderbender, 66% Fresh on RT -- So..

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Certified FRESH, bitch. :) I think it's hilarious how much stock you put into that shit yesterday. Anyway, like I said before -- Marvel Studios/Disney are rolling in cash because of these geek flicks. At least, I see Marvel continuing to spew out these superhero movies until they're no longer profitable. Haw-haw!

  • July 21, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    trollspotting

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    You flatter CHOPPAH with your praise. Here, have a whore on me. Oh genderbender ... !

  • July 21, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    loving the country that gave him everything he loves about life

    by HoboCode

    Care to elaborate on what that is, Harry?

  • July 21, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    STOKED!

    by Kyle

    Can't wait for this one.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    AGREE with trollspotting

    by batmancw

    While these forums ARE an opportunity for folks to give their honest opinions, like you, I just don't get the purpose of all the trash talking. If you don't like the look, tone, or the movie once you've seen it--so be it, but why come here just to spout hateful comments? To each their own, but I enjoy the chat with fellow comic fans, and see no reason to be so damn negative about the trailers and movies we discuss here.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Negative Reviews --

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Are also from women and gay men. I guess they wanted more beefcake in the flick. I don't know. But if Cap is supposed to be aimed at women and gay men, I see this film as a failure, because women and gay men won't like this. 1. It has no instances of breast or ovarian cancer, or a woman struggling to survive such a horrible disease (And failing) but not before she gives birth to a kid. 2. No one cooks in it. 3. Chris Evans stays clothed. 4. It isn't about laundry. 5. Oprah isn't in it. 6. It has guns, violence, and a simple patriotic plot. Three things gay guys hate on all the time. 7. No one in the movie 'gets their groove back'. 8. 'Roll to Me' by Del Amitri doesn't play while Chris Evans tries on different kicky hats. 9. No Reese Witherspoon/Kate Hudson/Renee Zellweger to lean on Chris Evans in the poster. 10. It isn't boring, and doesn't suck -- two pre-requisites for female oriented films, to make sure either A: The man they're with is punished or B: To keep out men while they watch and have their women's period or a nudie pillow fight. 66% Fresh!

  • July 21, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry

    by deelzbub

    That's the review I've been waiting to read

  • July 21, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    AMERICA.....FUCK YEAH....

    by doom master

    This is obviously why Captain America is embarassing. Superman standing behind an American Flag is one thing... A Guy painted up AS an American flag is something else entirely.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST

    I bet Harry....

    by Scorchy

    ....was the type of student that teachers were deliberately nice to in-person, but mocked the hell out of in the teacher's lounge. I would imagine some of his essays made the rounds, and many howls of laughter were heard.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:39 a.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    That was comically sexist. Really over the top, an extreme parody of well-worn standup comedy cliches. Are you actually genderbender/blender? Are you setting 'em up for yourself to knock 'em down later? If so, brava! It's genius.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Harry

    by chiahead

    I rarely ever agree with your take on a film after I've seen it too- but your unabashed love of all things geek and your deep understanding of the source material make this review absolutely irresistable. thank you, sir.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    PHEW! @$@#ing thanks Harry!.....

    by threetoesoffury

    Its turning out to be a topsy turvy year for superhero movies. Flicks that i thought would be awesome (read: Green lantern) came in as ok. Flicks that i couldnt care less about (read: Thor) turned out to be a hell of alot of fun. Cap America is the one that ive been most scared about...early previews looked super fun (ive stopped watching as the newer ones are bound to give something away) but the flick could easily go either way. Harry's stamp of approval makes me giddy to head to the theater this weekend! Woot!!! next up....whats the buzz on Cowboy/Alien? Thats another one that i think go could either way? fingers crossed that it dont stink! 3ToF

  • July 21, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Genderbender -- You are Genderblender. And Viggeo Mortensen

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I'm also guessing you're Roger Ebert, Gore Vidal, and that guy that played Truman Capote that one time. But, how's that 66% fresh feel? That's definitely gotta sting to it. 'Go! Go! Go!' Looks like it's going alright. :D

  • July 21, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Choppah

    by micturatingbenjamin

    From one trollbaiter talkbacker type dude to another -- ATHANKEW. But seriously, this flick looks about as good as any other with a guy in tights fighting pseudo-Nazis. I like films where America remembers the one time we were the REALLY GOOD guy. :D Like On Golden Pond. MB

  • July 21, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Some of those movies Harry references...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...aren't so good. But I get what he's trying to say here. Maybe I'll see this after all.

  • too much geeked up emotion and exaggerated feelings...Harry pretty much stated that this would be the best movie of the summer months ago...so he went it in with his mind already made up and watched it to back up his already preconceived notions...give it some time, relax, breathe...give it a week and write another review

  • July 21, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    how do I do paragraph breaks?

    by Titus05

    can a nice talkbacker tell me the secret code again

  • July 21, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Harry wearing a fez picture.

    by v3d

    Looks a bit goofy. Try a pith helmet. It will give you more of a Professor Challenger vibe. And is more practical in that Texas sun. Cheers!

  • For real...that shit always bugged me.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Choppah is corny, and Harry the Pedo is a professional troll.

    by Robo-Obi

    Although Harry the pedo does have his moments...

  • July 21, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    This one looks like the real deal, Harry!

    by kidicarus

  • July 21, 2011, 10 a.m. CST

    Sounds like it has the same spirit that was in The Rocketeer

    by kidicarus

  • July 21, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    MAJOR difference tween this and Rocketeer..? Jennifer's cleave..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE!!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I agree that choppah is extremely corny

    by Titus05

    he lierally posts dozens of times in almost every talkback...it's like he needs these forums to get the attention he doesn't get in the 'real' world...he needs to talk to others here because he can't get that outside of the virtual world and it makes him feel happy...without this and probably dozens of other online forums choppah would probably have committed suicide years ago...thank heavens for the creation of the internet, where virtual friends can save a life...choppah is probably one of those people who created a Facebook account with no pictures, probably around 50-75 FB friends and out of those 50, 10 are probably 'real' family and friends and the others are random virtual friends...yet he pretends that the hot girl on FB is his 'real' friend

  • July 21, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    So, this film wrote itself?

    by Bernard Quatermass

    Plenty of gushing over journeyman director Joe Johnston but not one word for the two creators of this film that you love so much? Really?

  • It’s the one actual improvement that resulted from the site “upgrade."

  • July 21, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    George Lucas please do not let anyone make a Boba Fett movie

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Haven't you sullied this character enough already beyond repair? Now, I know the urge to redeem the character must be strong like the force, but the odds of that occurring, slim to none, they are. More likely this will just be more crap from a franchise already spread so thin as to be rendered irrelevant.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:18 a.m. CST

    you had me...

    by taff

    You had me at The Rocketeer. By mentioning that movie at the start of your review, you convinced me to see Captain America. Of course, I was going anyway but now I have no fear of being mildly disappointed like with Thor.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Cowboys and Aliens will be a huge bomb.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Captain America might actually do better than Thor, if only because the concept is more relatable to non-Comic book fans and it is actually getting some decent reviews. (A.O. Scott rated it better than X-Men First Class and a lot of fun). The only way Cowboys and Aliens would have any chance to be anything other than crap would be if they could cast the 60's Clint Eastwood in it.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    The 1990 Cap movie actually had name actors in it.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Ned Beatty? Ronnie Cox (right after starring in Beverly Hills Cop and Roocop) and Darrin McGavin. That was not a cheap, throw away movie. They actually cast it as though it was going to be a big budget success. Probably due to the whole Batman phenomenon.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Avengers teaser

    by rogmel

    The screening I saw last night didn't have the teaser at the end. Nearly 90% of the audience stuck around only to emit an audible groan (myself included) when the lights came up. Now I have to see it again to see if they show it after the regular showings instead of the pre-screenings.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Uhhhggghhh

    by one9deuce

    I hate when Harry loves a movie I'm looking forward to. If he actually knew ONE thing about what makes good cinema I wouldn't dismiss his reviews everytime, but he doesn't.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    About the Rocketeer....

    by Hesiod2k7

    The reason that movie was good was because of the source material. Dave Stevens created a very specific character arc and plot and look for the movie that was easy to duplicate on film. The Rocketeer "costume" was actually a great invention by stevens. For legal reasons, though, the studio could not create use Betty Page -- so they invented Jennifer Connelly's character, which was a nice compromise. Had that movie been made today, it would have been a huge hit because of the improved special effects and the willingness of audiences to see "comic book" movies.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    franks_television

    by Titus05

    thanks!...good to see AICN leap forward in forum usability now if only I didn't have to log-in every time I responded to a talkback (after a browser restart)

  • July 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    This actually makes me sad because the Spirit was so screwed up.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Imagine if the studio had given the Spirit to someone other than Frank Miller who did not torture it to death? Wow. A period Spirit was what was required. If this Cap movie does well, maybe someone will decide to make The Spirit the right way.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Titus05 hit the nail on the head! Perfectly said.

    by Robo-Obi

    I dont mind wisecracks and such, but when the shit one says is completely pointless just for the sake of saying it well...you can tell deep down they're lonely. Makes me miss the dial up days...when the people who were on this site BELONGED there! With good debates and witty analysts of films and whatnot.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Yes, BUT do Matt Salinger and Stan Lee show up as MPs?

    by vic twenty

    It is all about the cameos!

  • July 21, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    I bet you 5 bucks Choppah is a virgin...

    by Robo-Obi

    A guy who gets pussy would periodically post, not flame the boards all night. I don't even post like that, but someone had to say SOMETHING!

  • July 21, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    haters

    by dale dragon

    seriously, all the haters must be lumped into these different groups. the "I hate these comic movies" group ok, you can hate these types of movies, but why do you continually post in these forums? the "just trying to get a rise out everyone" group no one pays attention to them in real life, so they love it when someone does on a forum like this. or the "butt hurt DC comics fan" group I think there are a lot more of these than we think. green lantern sucked tons of balls and they are angry. most people havent seen the movie yet, so stop hating... if you dont like these types of movies, then go chat on another message board. oh wait, I forgot the "I hate everything harry says" group. whatever. yea, he does get excited about some movies that turn out bad... but you know what, you are on a site he made. go make your own, stfu.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST

    rogmel

    by HoboCode

    Waaaaahhhhh!!! Cry me a river that you had to watch the credits to the film. Five whole minutes of your precious life have been wasted because you had to pay proper respect to the film and filmmakers. How will you go on?

  • July 21, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Perfectly stated Robosushi

    by Robo-Obi

    Its not the end of the world if a movie does not turn out well.

  • I'm an easy target. Yeah, you're right, I post to these talkbacks too much. I also read too much. I could be a cold-hearted cynic like you... but I don't like to hurt people's feelings. Well, you think what you want about me; I'm not changing. I like... I like me. My wife likes me. My choplings like me. 'Cause I'm the real article. What you see is what you get.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    the problem w/ the Cowboys n Aliens trailer

    by deelzbub

    so many quick edits that it is impossible to follow the action. I don't know what they were thinking. They could have done with at least one or two establishing shots, to give a sense of time and place.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    titus05: 'corny.'

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I heard my 13-year-old boy use that word as an insult the other day. In fact, he and his friends use it a lot, usually when an adult makes a joke that goes over their tween heads. In fact, at this age, they find all jokes and anything not 'serious' or 'cool' enough to conform with their hormonal angst to be 'corny.' Look, titus, I understand that you're a bit out of your league around here and that irony may be a bit much for you to process at this time, but give it a little while. A few years, a few beers and a few muff-diving expeditions from now you'll begin to understand.

  • But I enjoyed it on that very same level. I didn't love it though, Harry oversells as he is want to do.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles!

    by frank

    Nice.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Harry should have put down TL;DR

    by Nuts

    That is a fucking wall of text. I'll read the rest of it after I've watched the movie.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    AWESOMEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    by Arkhaminmate001

    This is the freebie junkie that also 'loved' Transexuals Dork of the Goon.............. Think i'll stick to more 'balanced' and unbiased movie reviews.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Did they invite Reb Brown to the premiere?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Just wondering? Reb's Cap was crap (the movie that is, not his acting), but his van was the coolest thing on wheels until BA showed up. Yor and Uncommon Valor are both pure awesomeness. If you need more calcium in your diet then Yor is the way to go.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Harry..

    by TheWacoKid

    Thank you for the great review, and all of your great reviews. I don’t have to agree with them to know that I love reading them. I love the passion that comes out, and how you weave in your own life stories into them. You write what you know and love, and it comes across. There seem to be a lot of people that don’t like it, and I’m not sure why those people continue to read them. All I know is that I love to read your reviews. Keep it comin’, and I’m looking forward to you walking into the theatre to see Avengers.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    thewacokid, lol

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    As earnest and unironic as Captain America. You were being earnest and unironic, weren't you? It's hard to tell around here.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    hobocode

    by rogmel

    Fuck you, douche. I don't give a rats-ass who the gaffer is, and what company did the catering. I wanted to see a teaser...the same thing that's been at the end of every Marvel movie made since Iron Man. Who the fuck are you to criticize me for not wanting to sit through nearly 10 minutes of scrolling text? Fucking troll.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    @vic twenty Stan Lee didnt create Cap, no cameo

    by sunwukong86

  • July 21, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    HARRY = CHRIS FARLEY

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

    You know that one part ...... I LOVED THAT !!!!!!!!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    I GOT UNDER CHOPPAHS SKIN! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

    by Robo-Obi

    See? Thin skinned!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    you have my pity choppah

    by Titus05

    pity and sympathy...my life ain't perfect but I'm sure as hell glad I'm not you...stop freakin posting so much...you don't need to respond to every talkbacker...get away from the laptop...stand up and stretch your legs...go to the beach...post an ad on Match.com...or even Craig's List looking for friends...how on earth can someone possibly post so much on an online forum??...you must have no life at all...zero you have to want to change though...if you stay parked in online forums forever it'll never happen...imagine the productive things you could be doing instead...you claim to have this beautiful life yet all you do is post incessantly on online forums

  • July 21, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Hm looks all the usual sock puppets

    by carol flipper

    Except for thatchicken, or whatever that poor unfortunate souls' name is, but alas I see he has been replaced by micturatingbenjamin. Now all we need is genderbender/choppah.... Oh wait.... : ) Speaking OBJECTIVELY of course. : )

  • July 21, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    robo-obi

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    You're obviously not a fan of PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. Or a golfer.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    *** WATCH THE LEAKED 'AVENGERS' TEASER TRAILER HERE: ***

    by Dr. Francis B. Gross

    http://gizmodo.com/5822377/the-avengers-trailer-leaked-and-its-rad

  • July 21, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I think we touched a nerve up in here Titus05!

    by Robo-Obi

    The funniest part is that he says he has a wife and kids...if thats true then how sad is that someones dad (who's probably over 40) posts this nonsense anonymously! Robo-Obi has nothing to hide. Anyone can google me and see that I'm a REAL guy! If you're truly ill...you wont have to hide your face.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Choppah ... you are ...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    EFFING BRILLIANT. Candy LIVES! XD

  • July 21, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Non-biased review?

    by Goodplacetoshoveit

    I don't remember seeing Harry post about getting free Captain America shit before this movie's release. Maybe this review wasn't bought by the studio. Maybe *GASP* Harry has honest feelings about a film. I was gonna watch the movie anyway. I didn't even read most of this article.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    So...you liked it?

    by Jason

  • July 21, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Does it even matter if Harry likes or dislikes something?

    by Randy

    He has loved so many terrible movies and disliked great films, he likes 95% of movies that are released. It's almost impossible to get anything from his reviews, because he loves so much stuff that it's hard to know how good or bad something is.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Not a Sock..

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Puppet. Howzabout I sock you in the mouth with my left nut? Just kidding, keep on' drinking your Haterade, slick. I'm going to buy an extra ticket tonight, so a homeless guy can BM in the lobby toilet, just to give this movie another ten bucks. :D MB

  • July 21, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Choppah's kids are Ritalin and Lithium

    by carol flipper

    You can always tell when he's neglecting his obligations. : (

  • July 21, 2011, 12:23 p.m. CST

    sunwukong86

    by rogmel

    No, he didn't create it, but he did have a cameo.

  • Just saw raiders a few days ago. Completely shits all over everything crystal skull was trying to be. I couldn't believe how polished a film that was... Every shot is a work of art... Every last line of dialogue is classic. And of course the music is pitch perfect. so I'm glad to hear Cap used it as its inspiration, though it's probably still not as ingeniously made as that movie similar to the Rocketeer, though I still love that movie because it's unabashedly retro comic book with mustache twirling villains and lines like that one in the title. What's it mean to be american, and more pointedly, Captain america... That's a very subjective thing that many willl disagree on, no doubt. I'm former military myself and from my experience there, I hate this country. But outside of that, growing up it's always been to me a country founded on the basis of being brave enough to take the hard road. That's what I hope johnston and co play with in the movie. If they did I think I'll love it too.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Pulpy, jaunty, earnest spirit

    by blackwood

    So says A.O. Scott of the New York Times. I hope so. That's exactly what I want from it. I find it funny anyone who visits this site would expect anything different from Harry's reviews. I like them precisely because they can be breathlessly, mindlessly enthusiastic about shit he loves, like a kid gasping, "And then and then and then and then!" hopping from one foot to the other. It's charming. It's also a known quantity. So many people desperate to seem like they're worth something to strangers on the internet. If there's any sickness in the culture it's that. Can't wait to see this. If I can swing it, matinee tomorrow.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    ooo...blackwood...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I like Harry and all, but I wouldn't advise him hopping from one ankle to another. That could end badly.

  • I'm more of a fast heart rate type of guy, basketball, karate, running from danger...that sort of thing.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    robo-obi

    by Titus05

    choppah married with kids?...a guy who posts as much as he does?...either his wife is ugly and he ignores her 24/7 while posting...or maybe his wife is like him and posts like a maniac under a different name 24/7...or final option is that he's making it all up to sound like he's normal I don't know about you (or any other normal, sane person) but if I'm either working or happily married with kids, with real friends and an active social life there is no way in hell I can possibly post every day as much as he does...even if I wanted to I could not do it can anyone post so much while they are working, hanging out with friends, playing sports, watching TV, playing with their kids etc?...if I'm doing any of those things there is no way in hell I'm going to step away to check the talkbacks and respond...he obviously has absolutely nothing going on...maybe he's retired?...even then it would be pathetic to post so much...there is no possible rational explanation that I can come up with as to why choppah (or anyone else for that matter) could possibly post so much...literally every thread he posts dozens of responses every single freaking day...maybe he's confined to his bed after some horrible accident or disease took away his life?

  • July 21, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Why The Choppa hate??

    by john

    The guy is already one of the elite talkbalkers, up there with dickbood and vadar. Never fall by the wayside, like so many others.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Oh he's REAL elite LOL!!!

    by carol flipper

    Judging by all the other recent talkbacks, it may be a safe bet to say that Ritalin did something "naughty" and is being ignored.... : (

  • July 21, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    George would give up his kids before rights to BOBA.

    by dead youngling

    Have we learned nothing from the man? Can't wait for Cap!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHA....click Top Critics...at RT

    by micturatingbenjamin

    You know, the ones who matter? It's at 71%. I know you won't be buggering off, but that really makes my day! Woot. More geekspastic flicks coming our way! MB

  • July 21, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Wow that didnt seem SIMILAR at all to ANY of your sock puppets

    by carol flipper

    Nice try, champ. Time to make another one to come out in your defense! : ) Oh yeah.... SICK BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    tittytwister

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    One word: Jealousy. Your support is noted and commended. Here, have a whore on me.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Titus05

    by Robo-Obi

    See how you made your argument? With no cursing or sarcasm? Thats whats up my dude! We all need to step it up a notch. Pretty much everyone on this site is a genius, we just need to show it more. Now don't get me wrong, I love a "DAMN YOU MICHAEL BAY!" or a "LUCAS RAPED MY CHILDHOOD!" as much as the next guy, I just think trolling is wack.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:48 p.m. CST

    viggeo_morgenstien is back, folks!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Damn, I missed you, guy. Sorry to hear about you getting laid off from your barista job at the Borders Cafe.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    2d or 3d?

    by Texbear2000

    Did Harry mention which version he viewed?

  • July 21, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    blackwood

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    That's good news. Even for someone who writes for the traditionally dowdy NY Times, Scott usually has a good feel for 'genre' stuff.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Was CAP even filmed in 3D?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Or is it more of the post-convert shit. You know, kinda like when viggeo changes sexes to become genderblender/bender. You promised me your vagina, viggeo!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    C.A. gets a 5 out of 10 from me. But i'm unbiased.

    by Arkhaminmate001

    I saw an early screening. C.A. is a servicable 'by the numbers' Marvel movie. The thing everyone has to remember is it's called the movie 'business' & like all businesses it's No1 priority is taking & making money. All the fanboy promises & ComiCon appearences are pure movie promotion, nothing more or less. Sites like AICN are part of the marketing machine, and such sites become more and more valuable (even more so when a studio is pushing a mediocre movie) in these days of digital media. AICN will post 'glowing' reviews for turds, we all know that. The problem with this and all the recent Marvel movies is their perpetual desire to concentrate as much on what's coming as what's going on. Ref's to Stark, Avengers etc; bloat the movie, much in the same way they bloated the below par Iron Man 2. Chris Evans is no RDJ though, RDJ can cover the cracks of weak movies with shear star wattage, Evans can't. I think he'll fair better in The Avengers as part of a team. Go see C.A. you won't hate it, but you'll feel a little disappointed at what might have been. If Marvel wasn't obsessed with shoehornong their movies together and instead just tried to make each movie in its own right be a good movie i think ironically The Avengers would be a better movie. C.A. is better than Green Lantern, on a par with Thor, but not as good as X-Men 1st class - story wise by far the most interesting superhero movie this year. Marvel had an oppertunity to steal some thunder from Batman this year but they dropped the ball with unwhelming Thor & Captain America. Harry Potter is by far the best fantasy movie of the year, 620 million in 6 days don't lie, warner bros rule supreme. Next year warner unleash the final Batman movie TDKR & I suspect Marvel and Sony will release Avengers & Spider Man before TDKR nukes them at the box office. Batman, like Star Wars and Harry Potter is a global brand known to everyone and Marvel would sell its soul to do TDKR numbers at the box office, but the Avengers wont. Even though the superhero fad is fading Batman remains undiminished, why? Maybe because he's just a man, what's easier to relate to than that. Iron Man, by far Marvels most successful title, has a little of that trait - if Batman is the serious determined one then Iron Man is his Jock wise ass brother. But Marvel have a problem. RDJ is 48, he'll make 1 more Iron Man movie then most likely stay with his other franchise Sherlock Holmes - more suited to his advancing years - once Downey has hung up the Iron Man suit Marvel will develop sweaty palms. Joss Wheeldon is a class act and his snappy style will suit The Avengers, i hope. Because next year he's up against one of cinemas most visionary and intelligent directors releasing his final act of the Batman trilogy. Make no mistake Marvel will be well advised to release The Avengers early summer and make a bit of money in a duke out with Spider Man. Next year TDKR is gonna go supernova, Marvel is advised to sit back with the rest of us and see how it's really done. the blurry 2 second shakey cam footage of an ominous looking Bane looming over a battered Batman was the most exciting thing i've seen this year, which isn't a great indorsement to the class of 2011, but it's a hell of an indication of just how awesome TDKR will be. Starting in 2012 people will cry....i'm a man of my word.

  • July 21, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    One word: Jealously

    by carol flipper

    I am sure you will find MANY talkbackers who enjoy Choppah's PROFOUND INSIGHTS when he fills talkbacks with his sockpuppet games and dumb bullshit, right? Ever notice how most talkbacks these days are mostly just HIM playing his little games and trying to "troll" other talkbackers? Your support is noted and commended. Here, have a whore on me. But..... isn't that just masturbation? : (

  • July 21, 2011, 12:56 p.m. CST

    arkhaminmate001

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Excellent, excellent breakdown, kind talkbacker. Whores for you, too!

  • July 21, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    blackwood- great quote

    by Titus05

    So many people desperate to seem like they're worth something to strangers on the internet

  • July 21, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    And you wonder why I don't post as much anymore?

    by carol flipper

  • July 21, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    why did quotation marks mess up my post?

    by Titus05

    So many people desperate to seem like they're worth something to strangers on the internet great quote- that sums up choppah in a nutshell

  • July 21, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    A coordinated attack from titus05 and viggeo. Hmmm.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Tell me, fellas, which one of you lovebirds has the goatse? I'm betting viggeo. : )

  • July 21, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Enjoy it Talkbackers

    by carol flipper

  • July 21, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    1990 Cap...

    by FlyingToupee

    ...had the same problem(and producers) as SUPERMAN IV. It was hyped before production as a quality film, but when the actors arrived on set, the budget was slashed, and folks like McGavin and Beatty were stuck in a bomb. At least Supey IV had a theatrical release and actually did ok in some foreign markets, but Cap went direct to video and never had a chance.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Your desire to blow Batman makes you seem less than unbiased.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Seriously. Reading your post, I would not say, "Gee, here's an unbiased guy." You sound more like a DCabot.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I want this to beat Potter this weekend

    by FlyingToupee

    Potter was good, but I want Captain America to own the box office. It looks like a terrific film, and shouldn't suffer the same fate as Johnston's ROCKETEER.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    I skipped Harry's review not only because of spoiler alerts..

    by Stalkeye

    ..but I don't need to read his (inserted) biography when talking about the hotly anticipated film. Glad to hear that the AICN guys approved the film (so far) via 'thumbs up' although there might be one amongst the staff that may beg to differ.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    FUCKING THE DREAM!

    by thefirerises

    OFFICIAL QUOTE OF THE FUCKIN' YEAR!

  • July 21, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    flyingtoupee

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I don't think CAP will own the box office this weekend, but it should get around $60 million or so. Hopefully it is actually pretty good and generates some positive word of mouth. There is no stopping the POTTER juggernaut, though. Not now, anyway.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Awwwwww Viggeo

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    It's that time of the month isn't it?

  • We're just glad you don't. Your schtick is old and tired....like your vagina.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    thefirerises: Amen.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    FUCKING THE DREAM is the new FUCKING YOUR EYEBALLS.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    tittytwister

    by Stalkeye

    quote: "The guy is already one of the elite talkbalkers, up there with dickbood and vadar. " Methinks he IS Danielsan's_Penis_Plasma. I could be wrong, however.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Also..

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Hey ArkhamInmate -- I think maybe Bane was a bad choice...but having seen 'Bronson'...I may well be SOOOOO wrong I crap my pants when I see it. As far as this flick is concerned....I hope it's cool. I hope it kicks ass as an action flick. However, Thor ain't a bomb -- No one dropped the ball as far as moneymakers are concerned. The only thing they dropped was giving a shit what fanboys wanted. Comic fanboys want shit that, onscreen, is fucking dumb. Even I admit when I kinda hoped they'd keep the squid in Watchmen, I knew it was fucking stupid. Because when Pete and Polly Popcorn go into the theater, they will not stand for that bullshit to be the explanation of the big bad. Just like they're not going to sit through the fucking Prose Edda just because fanboys think it should be in the flick. Pete and Polly spend money based on gut instinct and base desires. They've made Transformers a Franchise. They're gonna do the same for Iron Man and Thor. Too bad, haters. MB

  • If you consider Iron Man 1 and 2, Thor, C.A. Green Lantern etc; better than Batman Begins, TDK that's your 'unbiased' opinion. I also commented on Harry Potter BTW, another movie that's dominating the box office, is that bias or just an obvious fact?

  • Well, that's fair titus05, because I cannot come up with a rational explanation as to why you exist. Strangers meeting at a Led Zeppelin concert would be my guess. Thank god for anonymous sex huh buddy?

  • July 21, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    When will you asshats learn that TDK was a unique phenomenon

    by Hesiod2k7

    ...that became a massive hit solely because of the special confluence of one of the great cinema performances of the past 30 years (Ledgar's Joker) combining with the untimely and tragic death of the actor who performed it. TDKR will do nowhere near the box office of TDK. Not even close. It may be a really good film, but it is unliely to match the lightening in a bottle of TDK. I predict it will top $300 million, but won't get close to $400 million. No Joker. It would be like making "Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Man's Chest" without Johnny Depp. Christian Bale's Batman is boring as shit.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Inmate

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I think Iron Man 1 is on par with Begins. Both are origin stories. Both have standout characters, only in the case of Iron Man, you have a man who was born to play Stark in RDJ, and a guy who apparently is psycho enough to be Batman. DKR however, was FUCKING SWEET. It was a winner from beginning to end. It really should be on everyone making a real attempt at superhero flicks to watch it, and see what character arcs are, what narrative is, and how to work a damned IMAX camera like a superstar. Iron Man 2 -- flawed, like Thor. But both made money. Those two franchises aren't going anywhere. As iconic as Joker was, how the HELL is the pretty boy from Star Trek Nemesis going to outdo an Academy Award winning performance? Do you REALLY think that's possible? I'm not so sure. But, it will be a killer summer. :) MB

  • July 21, 2011, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I think Avengers has a decent shot of doing better than TDKR

    by Hesiod2k7

    Imagine doing Iron Man 3 without Robert Downey Jr. Would anyone give a shit? Would you go see a movie with Don Cheadle playing Iron Man or War machine or whatever? Fuck No! People went to see TDK in droves because of Heath Ledgar's performance as Joker. It became a cultural phenomenon. That's not happening again.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Netflix is streaming Hot Dog:The Movie

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Get on that shit....it's a classic.

  • but when you have a bonafide real-life superhero like The Choppah in your presence you can't handle it. Choppah haterz are cut from the same cloth as the trolls who trash movies they haven't even seen yet. It is you who need to get a life, for I AM THE ULTIMATE CHOPPAH!!! BOOO-YAAH!

  • July 21, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    choppah, can you imagine what the dream's puss must be like?

    by thefirerises

    shit must be pitch-perfect, its like catacombic in there or something, but just the right combination of moist and fresh. DAMN HARRY YOU LIVE THE LIFE, BROTHAH!

  • July 21, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Metacritic score-66 (that's pretty good)

    by krabklaw

    Eat it haters. The critics have spoken and they like the movie. Captain America (66)currently has a better Metacritic score than both Thor (58) and X-Men First Class (65). Now excuse me while I play my Captain America pinball table on Xbox until the midnight show.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Avengers Cap Costume at Comic Con

    by eric haislar

    http://yfrog.com/z/kfuvskqj Check it out!!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Also, where's the scene with Cap & Fury in modern NY?

    by thefirerises

    When that was shot we all assumed it was the post-credits scene. Now we're hearing that its the Avengers teaser... Where's the Time's Square scene go then?

  • July 21, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    thefirerises

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I've fucked the dream many a time. It is a gift.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Actually...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    The DREAM is easy...she'll put out for anybody.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Avengers costume

    by krabklaw

    They couldn't just put it on a mannequin? Looks OK-what you can see of it.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    BTW, Watchmen was a better film than Batman Returns.

    by Hesiod2k7

    In 20 years it will be recognized as being one of the best of its genre. Ging by Box Office on that movie is stupid to idiotic. The movie was a very introspective and pessimistic movie about human nature -- and was rated R to boot. It was marketed as this fantastic superhero popcorn movie -- and people were dissapointed when it slowed down and became mostly a talkfest. But, that's how it was supposed to be.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Only Nazis hate Captain America

    by craptacular

  • July 21, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    The whole Nick Fury thing bothers me

    by Hesiod2k7

    I don't mind retconning a character and changes his or her race. That's fine. But, it has to make sense. Nick Fury fought in WWII. Not his father. So, how do you fix that problem? How about you make the modern day Nick Fury "Nick Fury, Jr." who just goes by Nick Fury? I mean, how fucking hard is that? George Foreman named all of his male children "George," for fuck's sake.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    genderbender

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    We all know you rub one out every night dreaming about Chris Evans. Hell, I do that....

  • July 21, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    genderbender

    by garybuseys_incisors

    Wow, you predicted that comic book geeks would love a comic book movie? You're a fucking genius.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    In the comics, Fury was injected with a serum that causes him to age very slowly. Kinda like pickling spices.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    More pics of costume

    by eric haislar

    http://comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ARMAGEDDON/news/?a=42431

  • July 21, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Even More

    by eric haislar

    http://bossbattle.tumblr.com/post/7891905712/the-captain-america-avengers-movie-costume-is This is why twitter is awesome.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Karasyov is wrong. Here's why.

    by Hesiod2k7

    These characters are (except for the ones owned by Marvel and Warner) licenses out. This means that they all have "use it or lose it" clauses. So, a studio will either have to make a movie -- or give up the rights -- within a certain period of time. This will cause one of two thigs to happen: 1. The studios will keep on rebooting these movies (but that has diminishing retrns) 2. The properties will revert back to their originators (i.e. Spidey, FF and X-Men go back to marvel). The problem with superhero movies is that the movies being made suck and are unimaginative (with a few notable exceptions). Thanks to picking a total shit director, we got two shitty fantastic Four movies that could have been great and a long running franchise if done properly. We also got the timetable for a Silver Surfer movie fucked up thanks to the shitty second FF movie with Galactus being a fucking cloud.

  • Even as a cameo.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    genderbender

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Have you ever been chopped by the choppah in the pale moonlight? Ahhhh who am I kidding, that's something you could not forget ;) I have a bunch of kids that prove that.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Arkhaminmate, what does any of that have to do with anything?

    by FluffyUnbound

    You posted that CA was a 5 out of 10 and we could trust your opinion because it was unbiased. Then you posted paragraph after paragraph making it clear that you worship Batman and want to toss his salad. Those are the only two relevant data points here. Your statement that you were unbiased and your obvious bias. Your opinions about Thor, Green Lantern, and Harry Potter don't matter.

  • You know, those non fangeek 'normal' movies you want theaters filled with.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Based upon whan I'm reading about Cap -- It will beat Thor...

    by Hesiod2k7

    ..in domestic Box Office. Probably a little over $200 million. And, truth be told, I thought Thor was mostly complete Ass. The whole Fish out of Water derived humor did nothing for me. It was so contrived and dumb.

  • Christ, they dusted off Johnston for this one. Seems that decision payed off. But, they gave a director who only made one movie, a minor indy success, with no experience making an action film the reigns of the biggest superhero franchise of all, Spiderman, prior to TDK, merely because his name is Webb.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7, don't get me started on Galactus in FF2

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    WE don't need to go down that road again.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    bleeding anus libtards

    by craptacular

    and their nazi handlers, are the only people who could hate this. I see pseudo-socialist manifestos all around me telling me my opinion!

  • July 21, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    genderbender, take a good hard look at craptacular

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    There's a prime example of the kind of bedfellows you make when you support Palin. Like what you see?

  • I have. It was glorious.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Just read that Alan Menken wrote the USO road show number.

    by Hesiod2k7

    And wanted to score the whole film. He was turned down, though, because they had Alan Silvestri. I actually think Menken would have done an interesting job. I don't like the little snippets of Silvestri's score that I have heard thus far. Rocketeer, remember, had a very memorable score -- by James Horner.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Dr. Abraham Erskine...

    by jmdaulton

    I was that lil kid that would ask his dad, 'How did Captain America become Captain America, Daddy?' and well, Father Geek never failed to mention the name of Dr. Abraham Erskine.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    mattman

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    It was glorious ;)

  • July 21, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    @choppah

    by carey adams

    If anyone's schtick is old and tired it's yours.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    He was "Professor Reinstein" in 1941.

    by Hesiod2k7

    Not Irskine.

  • July 21, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Dr. Erskine/Professor Reinstein...

    by jmdaulton

    Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but up 'til John Bryne revised Cap's origin in Captain America 255 in the 1980s, wasn't Dr. Abraham Erskine only known as Professor Reinstein?

  • July 21, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Cap is only opening to 3500 screens.

    by Hesiod2k7

    So, do not expect it to break $50 million opening weekend. Its got some stiff competition not only from Harry potter, but "Friends with Benefits." If Cap pulls in $70 million or more this weekend, it's going to be a big hit.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    inked

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Your chops are below amateur level. Harden the fuck up buddy.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    inked, mine your fukking business!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Nobodies talking to you, you insignificant piss ant.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah sorry Chop I agree with Viggeo (as much as a douche as he is)

    by rex carson

    Its pretty obvious that out of the last FORTY posts, there's only maybe actually 5 real talkbackers and the REST of it is you. I dont want to get the CHOP, but lets just say its REALLY transparent, and Im glad somebody is standing up to tell you how fucking annoying you are and how YOU are a main cause in the poor quality of talkbacks. Sorry.

  • Yeah, because a movie about two hedonistic sluts who engage in casual sex is tasteful. Try again.

  • Also, take note of the warranted vitriol aimed at him and read some of his posts. You really don't want to be on his side.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    genderbender = FAILURE

    by Jake Pantlin

    What a depressing life you must lead. If you can call it a life. Go take your trolling somewhere else.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    There's an awful lot of TBers I haven't seen before

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Looks like it's AICN Mods sock puppet pile on The Choppah day. BRING IT, BITCHES!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    BlenderBender is amassing his armies!

    by Mattman

  • July 21, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    I will stand up for The Choppah.

    by blackwood

    I would also bend over for The Choppah. He types handsome and like he has a nice penis.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    liberal media hates Captain America

    by craptacular

    ...demands free health care for the useless...

  • July 21, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    agent_jones

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    viggeo has balls to say anything about the choppah.....almost 90 posts...approx 36% of the posts in Nordlings Cap TB are just viggeo. Now what is it you were saying about me? The choppah is a lot of things, but a hypocrite is not one of them.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Harry's Attack of the Clones review

    by WerePlatypus

    Never forget.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Thanks big guy.

    by TomRCJ

    It’s a film to applaud, because it’s the right way to react. We acknowledge and applaud the actions of those on this screen, because… it’s CAPTAIN AMERICA!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    blackwood

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    You will be chopped in the pale moonlight friendo. And you won't ever forget it.

  • Dont get me wrong, i enjoyed them all to some extent (didnt see/will never see GL), even IM2, but the scores have been pretty unmemorable. And maybe thats my biggest complaint with the currect crop of marvel movies: Too damn safe. I understand that they need to appeal to a broad swath of the viewing public in order to make serious bank, but its a bit of a shame that they couldnt make them more indiosynchratic (sp?). RDJ's performance certainly helped iron man to be a near classic. And i think, for me at least, i was simply relieved that Thor was actually decent. x men first class, despite its period setting and eclectic roster, was constrained by its prequel status and its rather "grown up" backdrop. As ive said before, the comic geek in me is psyched by this whole marvel filmed universe thingy. and i cant wait to see if whedon can pull off the avengers. But the movie geek in me sometimes wishes these directors/writers had the free reign that Nolan had for his batman movies. Or even the artistic license that Cuaron et al and the supporting cast had on the Harry Potter movies (mostly visuals and performances). In my mind, what will make the Avengers a true classic is if we get a performance out of the Big Bad that rivals Ledger's joker AND action sequences that truly show us things we've never seen before while showcasing each characters unique abilities. BIG FUCKING IFS. But i remain hopeful.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    um...

    by TomRCJ

    that post quite a bit longer... What gives?

  • July 21, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    yep signed up just to tell you that

    by rex carson

    blieve it or not, MOST people who read this site dont post or even have an account, but this past month has just been YOU ruining talkback after talkback, so just offering the perspective of the other side. again, sorry.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    writing on my crappy little phone, so forgive my bad grammar etc

    by dahveed1972

    sorry

  • July 21, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Man of Steel pushed back to June 2013....

    by whatevillurks

  • July 21, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    agent jones

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Your apologies make you weak. Stand your ground nancy boy.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    super soldier program cancelled.

    by craptacular

    Funds reappropriated for welfare!

  • I mean hell, does anyone really expect Harry to drop off THAT much after grossing as much as it did last weekend? The only ones to blame are Paramount and Marvel for scheduling the release this weekend.....though I don't think Cap would've made much more than Thor and GL either. Not because comic book film fad is dying out, but these latest attempts aren't exactly the a-list properties that Batman, Superman, X-men and Spider-man are.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    sorry about the length too. end transmission

    by dahveed1972

  • And now all the males of the world will pay!!!

  • This is that mantra of every Mod and columnist and it's what they really believe and why they have no respect for us Talkbackers. Thanks, for exposing yourself, Beaks!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Official Spidey Trailer Officially released.

    by Hesiod2k7

    http://www.movieweb.com/news/the-amazing-spider-man-trailer

  • July 21, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    take 2

    by TomRCJ

    It’s a film to applaud, because it’s the right way to react. We acknowledge and applaud the actions of those on this screen, because… it’s CAPTAIN AMERICA!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    ...''a gang rape at the arcade or comics shop.''

    by DoctorWho?

    Okay, that was actually funny.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    nope

    by TomRCJ

    oh well Thanks for the nice review Harry. I wrote up a bigger thank you, but your site won't post, lol.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    craptacular said...demands free health care for the useless

    by HoboCode

    Now who is the Nazi?

  • July 21, 2011, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Agent Jones is totally right!

    by Robo-Obi

    Choppah is worse than a spambot.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    And enuf with the moronic box office "predictions".

    by dahveed1972

    Transformers 3 is on its way to a billion + and, like its predecessors, its about as mindless and sexist as an action flick gets. And that goes for pretty much every movie michael bay has ever directed. People will line up in droves for crap. Everyone, even my old granny, knows this. And regardless of what happens, we will get another iron man movie, another thor movie, and the avengers next year. And, unfortunately, several more transformers movies.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Mr. Beaks, just what did I do this time to warrant this attention?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Obviously it's not a bannable offense or I'd be gone already. I was posting about my thoughts on the Cap movie, positive btw not that that matters, just like everyone else until you and your sock puppets decided to attack me. Now, go back to your busy life and leave us losers alone!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Speaking of sockpuppets...

    by Greggers

    I can't help noticing that a couple of different posters seem to be using the same posting style where they somehow think it's a good idea to stick a gazillion spaces at the end of the message. It's like they have the same annoying, annoying fingerprint. And, of course, the fact that they're arguing with each other does nothing to make the situation look less suspicious. I've been posting on this site since back in the nineties; I was even one of the original "@$$hole" comic reviewers at AICN Comics. And yet I'm never too far from the feeling that the entire Talkback community is just five guys with emotional problems.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    the socialists are nazis

    by craptacular

    and they all hate Captain America.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    genderbender

    by blackwood

    Last time I give you any attention, but I think this is important. You conflating everything in geek culture with rape just perpetuates the idea that rape is a joke. It doesn't give your posts weight. It doesn't make a pointed argument. You just use 'rape' as a shock-prop to stand up your trolling, resting the responsibility for your boring, loaded shtick on the alter of feminism, and very likely confusing people who might not know or care much about feminism to begin with that you somehow represent a woman-positive viewpoint, and that viewpoint is necessarily vitriolic, bordering on hate speech. If you're going to claim your posts are in any way 'feminist' you need to take responsibility for what you are preforming 'feminism' as -- Theatre of the Hysterical Vagina doesn't really do much for the cause, except perpetuate myths. Grow up and blow away.

  • gregger even admits he's an AICN shill:I was even one of the original "@$$hole" comic reviewers at AICN Comics Others who are Mr. Beaks sock puppets include: robo-obi abent_jones inked

  • July 21, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    @genderbender

    by Robo-Obi

    100% correct on that one!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Wrong craptacular.

    by HoboCode

    People who praise supersoldier programs over welfare or think "useless" people don't deserve healthcare, like you, are Nazis. Remember that whole eugenics thing? Or perhaps Hitler's mass euthanization of the infirm and mentally challenged? That would be your mind set.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH DOING FONZIE-LIKE HEROICS OVER A SHARK IN 10..9..8..

    by Robo-Obi

    The boards have jumped the shark. Thats all I have to say.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    SERIOUSLY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I SAID THAT TOUCHED A NERVE

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Oh well, guess I'll pick up my blocks and go play somewhere else. Meanwhile, Harry_the_pedo is alive and well.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Oh thats some GR8 logic there CHOPPAH you fucking dumbass

    by carol flipper

    So this site probably gets a couple thousand unique hits a day? Maybe more than 10,000? What is it over a whole month? Maybe MORE? LOL!!! According to CHOPPAH logic, talkbacks that on average reach less than FIVE HUNDRED posts compared to maybe a MILLION PLUS hits in a month, and then on top of it the talkbacks are full of fucking retards like YOU? Good math there, champ. Your friend there GENDERBENDER seems to be "sniffing" on the right trail. : )

  • July 21, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    2 people need permanent bans

    by Titus05

    choppah and that dancingforever douche who spoiled the Game of Thrones thread...why am I even posting this much about choppah for?...it's just feeding his 'need to be the center of all talkbacks' complex...AICN mods should ban hammer him for continuosly going off-topic

  • July 21, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Yeah Viggeo

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    and ALL those hits from lurkers are here to follow YOUR tired ramblings.... Keep Fuckin' that Dream, pal. CHOPPED!

  • July 21, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Who didn't see that coming?

    by Lemure_v2

    Think I'll go and read some reviews by movie critics now. Harry's gushing over Green Lantern and Green Hornet completely put me off anything he has to say about superheroes.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    and make sure to write down his IP address

    by Titus05

    to make sure he doesn't re-register under a different name

  • July 21, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Titus05

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    And you should be banned for being such a whiny little bitch. Just sayin'...

  • July 21, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    take 3

    by TomRCJ

    Maybe if I post it without hitting "enter"?"It’s a film to applaud, because it’s the right way to react. We acknowledge and applaud the actions of those on this screen, because… it’s CAPTAIN AMERICA!"That line got to me. I've always been afraid of the idea of a "cap" movie. This is a guy who says "jump" and everyone, even Thor, the fucking norse god of thunder says "how high?" He could lead a bunch of paraplegic 5 year olds into battle agains a rogue navy seal team and win. And he'd find a way to make the 5 year olds feel important and acknowledged. And then he'd smile when one of the kids offers him bubble gum. And none of it would ever be silly in the slightest. That's hard to even imagine.I was afraid no actor with cap's physique could ever capture that. And modern day Hollywood is great at fucking my eye sockets, but let's face it, cap isn't about action sequences, explosions and cool "fuck you" moments. I'll take your word for it Harry. I've sometimes felt different levels of satisfaction than you on some movies before, but I need this one to be true. I think a lot of us do.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Viggeo

    by Mattman

    I threw in an extra pirate hooker for you. Her name is Double Dee.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Hobocode

    by craptacular

    No free lunches. The land of opportunity is fueled by hard work, the world doesn't owe you a living. "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Our grandparents died on foreign beaches to stop the eugenics, and Captain America is a great symbol of that sacrifice.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    dancingforever deserves to die.

    by HoboCode

    It wasn't even a GOT thread. He posted a massive GOT spolier in a Harrp Potter thread. Fucking cunt. Sorry GB but he is.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Wrong hobocode

    by DoctorWho?

    It's a wonder any of you left wing shlubs are fans of ANY superheroes...because it goes against your inclinations of lording the STATE over the INDIVIDUAL. <p> Tony Stark is a billionaire industrialist playboy who tells the government to get bent when it tries to claim his high-tech armor. He’s patriotic, loves the military, and views the despots of the world from a position of moral confidence. In the original movie, he flew over to the Middle East and took out the trash. Man, that must have pissed most of you off!<p> But no. You cheered.<p> Spider-Man's famous motto, “with great power comes great responsibility.” is probably anathema to most of you. "Responsibility?" you say..." Naw, SOMEONE ELSE will take care of it."<p>

  • July 21, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    hobocode, thanks for the warning

    by Mattman

    I hate that asshole.

  • July 21, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Leave choppah alone.

    by HoboCode

    I find him amusing.

  • *speechless*

  • July 21, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Similarities in how Marvel and Disney handle women.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Talking about Captain America, Thor, and X-Men: First Class had me thinking about Disney and how they treat women. Both Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid find Disney fumbling with the concerns of popular feminism, characterizing its heroines as assertive and intelligent figures who rebelliously take on adventures. In this light both films can be read as postfeminist texts, since there seems to be something of a re-assessment of femininity through the empowerment of their female leads, and the simultaneous affirmation of idealized beauty. Nonetheless, as most would argue, Disney’s version of postfeminism may in fact work to re-inscribe femininity (and popular feminism) as identity positions that rely on heterosexual coupling and which position whiteness as the female ideal. What say you, oh dear genderbender?

  • July 21, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    The reason I come here is to see Harry dance someday.

    by UltraTron

    Seriously. That is going to make me cry like a baby. Can't wait.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Tony Stark is a New Deal style Democrat

    by Hesiod2k7

    Not a douchebag modern conservative Republican. Yes, he loves the military. OUR military. he had no problem making weapons for HIS Country to fight for OUR side. Obeddiah Stane -- in the movie -- is a douchebag rightwing asshole Republican who has no loyalty to this country, his friends or anything but money and power. So, let's be clear on reality, shall we? Old-style New Deal/JFK Democrats -- tough, pragmatic, patriotic, and cared about doing the right thing for the people. Modern rightwing douchebag Republicans: Treasonous pricks with absolutely no loyalty to Americam, who gleefully ship obs overseas, sell weapons and technology to our enemies, and who will fuck their mother's orifices with a chainsaw to avoid paying a single penny more in taxes, or see a single poor person have health care or food to eat.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    doctorwho?

    by HoboCode

    Yeah I see that. and you're right. Iron Man is outdated cold war propaganda for the most part that they tried to adapt to our present issues. But if Tony Stark had actually been a Republican he would have just kept on making his weapons he knew we're being exploited by terrorists to kill innocents. In fact he probably would have sold the weapons directly to those terrorists to fund another terrorist organization. You know, like Ronald Reagan did.

  • I declared myself a Superhero. I should have realized that would draw the ire of the basement dwellers.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    hesiod2k7, I wish there was a LIKE button!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • July 21, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Touched a nerve in here!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    But the real HATE that seems to be pervasive these days is, frankly, a little off-putting. Personal attacks on people's families and the like have little to do with the reason most of us are here. It can even move from hateful to duplicitous, with people frying the Christians for teaching intolerance while being perfectly comfortable with the gay-bashing humor that goes on here every day. Frankly, it makes you sound ignorant as a person and out of your league as a fan. It even makes you sound a little slow. If the only feeling you have for what goes on here and the people who participate is loathing, I suggest that you are perfectly welcome to fukk off and go to some other site. It's still a (relatively) free internet. You are making assholes of yourselves in front of truly witty talkbackers (I’m not including myself there) who not only know what they are talking about, they make this site fun to read and Harry's crazy reviews easier to stomach. CHOPPED

  • July 21, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    There are no Republican superheroes

    by Hesiod2k7

    SuperHEROES, by definition, care about helping people. Republicans don't. Republicans are fucking douchebags.

  • But I have no girl in proximity to me at the moment that can be used for such activity. So even though I'm a chiseled man of action with leading man looks- Harry and I are in the same boat at the moment. In fact. It's been so long since I danced with a chick that it makes for a good bet. Who will dance first? Harry or Ultratron?

  • July 21, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    thefirerises - Nick Fury scene

    by rogmel

    at the end before the closing credits

  • July 21, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    FIRST PRODUCTION STILL FROM PROMETHEUS...

    by Darth_Kong

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/

  • July 21, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    genderbender, help ultra "wallflower" tron out?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • July 21, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH is in the top 1% of earners in the US

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    and I VOLUNTARILY pay the SAME percentage of taxes that I did during the Clinton Administration. THAT'S why I'm a patriotic superhero...

  • He'd have to got to work for a mercenary group like Blackwater or V or whatever they call themselves now, instead of saving people for free.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Captain America is already old news,

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    and it's not even out yet! On to Prometheus!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    fangeek™

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Sorry, genderbender. You snooze, you lose!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Now that's what i call a true review

    by MontyBoy

    Thank you Harry! You have a gift for expression and communication and kudos to you for using it with super heroic responsibility. Reading this review fills me with excitement and positivity. The trailer had me excited, now i'm aching to see this tonight ....... can't wait!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Prometheus = Reagan administration

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    ie: Awesome.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Bender

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    You get nuthin for nothin if that's what you do Turn around bender, I've got a use for you. Besides you ain't got nothin better to do And I'm bored.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    montyboy: You're new here, aren't ya?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • July 21, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    GREAT review, Harry!

    by Detached

    And yes, I understood the dialect in which your review was written. I get *exactly* where you're coming from - a place of true Marvel/Captain America geekness. I grew up just as Stan Lee's Marvel Age of Comics was just getting underway. One of the great frustrations of my life is how hard it is to explain how radically Stan/Marvel revolutionized comics. Going from DC (as it was then) to Marvel was like... the best I can say is that DCs were like a collection of newspaper comic strips put into one book, while a Marvel had depth, like a movie or something. It was like going from a black- and- white 2D story into the real world. And if they got this movie as right as you say they did... wow. A CAPTAIN AMERICA WWII movie. It is almost just too hard to imagine...

  • How dare you steal his word!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    And thus, my point is illustrated BRILLIANTLY by the both of you.

    by DoctorWho?

    You're brainwashed to the core.<p> "Treasonous pricks with absolutely no loyalty to American" = REPUBLICANS. Check. These treasonous pricks couldn't possibly be morally repugnant, sociopathic individuals whose only motivation is POWER and GREED right? No, no, no of course not. These are actually 'conservative' principles right?<p> And you believe that because you've been marinating in that narative since you were 5. Hey, Richard Dreyfus in THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT made it clear didn't he? And wake up hesiod2k7...I consider myself a JFK democrat, but guess what...THAT IS NOT THE MODERN DAY LEFT AT ALL.<p> Free yourself from the Matrix.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    genderbender: girl on the cusp of womanhood

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    ie: irritable.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    genderbender you didnt call anything

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    you said captain America was going to be the best comic to ever be translated to film.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Fangeek was actually termed by The Earl of Fangeek

    by Mattman

    He wasn't in the mood for a fan or a geek. He ordered both.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Surperheroes ARE NOT card carrying republicans

    by DoctorWho?

    Why do you want to label them? I simply said that they mostly stand for everything you left wing kooks hate: Individualism; accepting personal responsibility; clear moral stances against wrong doers. Hell, Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark are even billionares! FUCKING ASSHOLES right???????<p>

  • July 21, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Correct Doctorwho:

    by Hesiod2k7

    "Treasonous pricks with absolutely no loyalty to American" = REPUBLICANS. Check. These treasonous pricks couldn't possibly be morally repugnant, sociopathic individuals whose only motivation is POWER and GREED right? No, no, no of course not. These are actually 'conservative' principles right?

  • July 21, 2011, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Blenderbender

    by micturatingbenjamin

    66% is across all critics -- 71% is the score given by using only critics that are reputable. But nice bridge you live under, hope me and my brotha goats ain't keeping you awake! Cap rules your face and your ass. MB

  • July 21, 2011, 3:27 p.m. CST

    A truly Republican superhero would:

    by Hesiod2k7

    Not exist in real life.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Rotten Tomatoes is ROTTEN

    by MontyBoy

    A must read on how Warner Bros owned Rotten Tomatoes may be misleading viewers: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/captain_america/captain_america_the_first_avenger/news/?a=42374

  • July 21, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    by Hesiod2k7

    "Individualism; accepting personal responsibility; clear moral stances against wrong doers." Sounds like Rorshack -- without the "accepting personal responsibility" part. Alan Moore was making a very interesting statement with Rorshack. That went right over your fucking head. (And with Ozymandias, the flip side of of coin).

  • July 21, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Clear moral stances like...

    by HoboCode

    God hates fags. Women should be submissive to men and shouldn't have control over their bodies. Intolerance to others beliefs. Death penalties in direct violation of the 10 commandments. Screwing over the less fortunate. Accumulation of obscene wealth. Yep. Those are certainly clear. Moral? Debatable.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Doctorwho?

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Batman is the son of a wealthy doctor who used his billions on charitable organizations as well as technology. More like Bill Gates, who's kinda a lefty. Tony Stark hates war. He hates government. Oh, and Stark's supposed to be a genius -- but his billions came from daddy. Just like good ol' Batman. They're not assholes for being wealthy, in fact I think both of them do charity work with their money. But individualism? Fuck, dude. Inheriting money takes NO skill at all. People do it every day. As a liberal kinda dude, I like Superman; Illegal immigrant -- the ultimate anchor baby from beyond the stars, who's far more patriotic than most people because he believes in the United States as an ideal, and not in the reality, that most of us dumb fucks just want to make sure the other guy has it a little worse than we do. :) Captain America is awesome too, because he's the ideal superhero for America -- A soldier who does what he's told, musclebound, and who believes in morality and good, but doesn't believe in rocking the boat.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Don't forget, 42 years ago today

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    Stanley Kubrick faked the Moon Landing!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    dont know where you've been doctorwho

    by dahveed1972

    but its pretty clear that the far right, bible thumping, book (and science)hating whackjob wing of the republican party is now running the show. ronald reagan could never ever ever get elected dog catcher in todays repub party, much less a presidential nomination. even good ole boy huckabee admits as much. the current frontrunner is michelle fucking BACHMANN. meanwhile, the current democratic president is easily, despite all the limbaugh blather, basically a moderate whos willing to compromise (and lose his base, and therefore the next election) to avert another republican imposed disaster. there are several sober, reasonable voices on the right (mostly in the senate), but they seem to have permanent laryngitis. Fox news, teabaggers, and christianist crazies are in charge right now. the democrats have been moving to the center since before clinton took office. my guess is youre a gullible idiot who watches too much cable tv/talk radio and is living in a reddish state. and seriously, a kennedy democrat? unless youre over 70, you really are an idiot.

  • ...and they do it on a towering, mythical scale. I attach NO politics to that.<p> I DO however (and this is where you may need to think outside of your little political ideology) attach my own value system to it and try to live by those same principles. <p> Your LEFTIST principles (notice how I don't say 'democrat' half wits?) are at odds with these film's messages. The LEFT world view by definition is the EXPANSION of the STATE. The bigger the STATE...the smaller the CITIZEN.<p> Tony Stark is a CAPITALIST. He creates incredible possibilities, FAR beyond the narrow vision of politicians with constituencies to appease. He understands that no one else can lift the burden of responsibility from his shoulders, and he’ll be damned before he lets anyone take it by force. His marvelous suit of armor is his defiant statement that threats to his loved ones and fellow citizens are no longer SOMEBODY ELSE'S PROBLEM. He doesn’t want to run for office, but he’s a perfect American leader nonetheless – funny, creative, maddening, indomitable, in love with himself and everyone around him, and completely uninterested in blaming anyone else for his troubles. He cleans up his own mistakes. <p> If he were a modern day leftist, like you guys (don't give me this New Deal/JFK democrat stuff because YOU AIN'T THAT) the only FAIR THING TO DO would be for Stark to hand over his suit and technology to the STATE to be melted down, and his fortune to be parceled out to ALL americans equally so that it would pay for some school lunch programs and union expenses...for about a month and a half. <p> And THEN WHAT? I know, I know results don't matter...as long as it FEELS good for the moment and you can abdicate yourself from ANY further responsibility to your fellow man to the STATE... you've done well.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    charlie_sheens_coke_numbed_penis

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Who better to fake the moon landing than Kubrick! On a similar note, I faked orgasms with my ex-wifes all the time! Made the bedroom antics more interesting.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    hey, as long as I can carry my Sig Sauer P229

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    into a Wal-Mart, I don't care who I vote for!

  • July 21, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    doctorwho? Can you just summarize your posts?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I'm getting a headache trying to decode your bullshit.

  • Keep it up, doing well. : )

  • July 21, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    CHOPPAH

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    when I was a kid, I used to have a fake ID. Made the alcohol buying antics more interesting.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Tony Stark is also a womanizing drunk.

    by HoboCode

    So there's that. Shouldn't you be masturbating to photoshopped pictures of Ayn Rand fucking Milton Friedman in the ass with a strap on, doctorwho?

  • July 21, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Interesting theory re: the Rotten Tomoatoes score for Cap

    by Hesiod2k7

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/captain_america/captain_america_the_first_avenger/news/?a=42374 WB owns, RT -- and there is open specualtion that they are maipulating when the good vs bad reviews get factored into the rating to supress the RT score for the Cap Movie (which is at 75% with "top critics" right now).

  • July 21, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Offer somebody a whore next

    by carol flipper

  • July 21, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    drwho?

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Also, man. You can't paint all liberals with the brush that they also love socialism without restraint. That individual effort doesn't matter. As a liberal guy, I can say that if you have truly, through your own effort alone become a self-made billionaire -- I would do whatever you did to try and make that future for myself. But because this is reality, and not the Matrix, no one held up in the conservative ideal has shown anything other than financial savvy in gaming the system. That's again, not a skill we should applaud. You want equality? Ban inheritances. You can't leave your hard earned effort to your children to squander or hoard, like princes and princesses, because I don't believe we have an aristocracy and a peasant class in this country. I believe in social mobility, social justice, and social equality. I believe that if your rugged individualism brings you fortune, but you have ever used the infrastructure of this country to get it, your effort should have an asterisk next to it. Meaning, you did this, with the help of taxpayer dollars. People paid for the roads. People pay for the highway patrolmen that keep trucks safe, shit, people even pay for rail maintenance in this country. Which means, your imaginary rugged individualist OWES his fortune to the fact he could pursue his happiness in the greatest (potentially) country on Earth. There's a cost for participating in our little club called America. They're taxes. It's revenue that makes our country go 'round, and if you don't pay what you owe, you're a deadbeat. Republicans hold up the deadbeat as an example of 'rugged individualism'. I think Batman would hit Republicans in the dick with a batarang. MB

  • July 21, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    theveryfirst: whores coming your way

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    courtesy of Viggeo. He doesn't like them! He prefers man meat. theveryfirst: A Chopling if I ever saw one.

  • Slow clap?

  • July 21, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    hope Captain America kills Hitler Rothschild!!!

    by shogunshin

    damn who knew the propaganda machine started YEARS before w2. the american people never wanted to get involved in the 'only good war' until the supra-nationalists and globalists of that era 'decided' it was more PROFITABLE for the usa to be involved in more SENSELESS wars. but even so, i hope Capatin America ends up killing Hitler. Hitler, as everyone should know, was the bastard son of baron ROTHSCHILD. since everyone knows the rothschilds want nothing more than murder, taxes, poverty, death and WAR, no wonder Hitler attempted to wage war with everyone. it was in his BLOOD! so here is hoping Captain America knocked out some Rothschild funded war profiteers in the flick! fight for liberty, because the supra-nationalists want nothing but to steal it away from you, just like they steal your money with illegal taxes.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    doctorwho is a dumbass.

    by Hesiod2k7

    First of all -- I'm not a "leftist." I'm a pragmatist. free market conservatives are just as fucking idiotic as communists or socialists. None of them has a fucking clue how reality works. Free market conservatives subscribe to an economic and political philosophy where all humans act with perfect rationality. Well -- that's not reality, shithead. Both ccommunists and free market wackos will say that they accommodate this by differing mechanisms. Statists will say that they control for irrational and stupid human behavior by state action. Rightwingers will say that irrational and stupid behavior will be punished by the marketplace (Umm...tell that to Michael Bay). Moreover, free markets can never exists in perpetuity. They tend to conglomerate power and resources into monopolies, which then stifle competition and freedom. I believe you have to have a good balance between state and private power to keep each other in relative check. When balanced, you have the maximum prosperity and political stability for everyone. If one or the other gets too powerful, you have a really fucked up situation -- like we have now. We have gone from too much state power to not enough. Just like in the late 1920's and early 1930's. Its time to rebalance things.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    slow clap?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    No, mind cleared up in a few days. Thanks.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    COULD NOT HAVE SAID THAT BETTER MYSELF!!!! C'mon, rich people...You NEED to pay what you OWE!!! We have to pay James Cameron to fake a Mars landing, soon...and he doesn't come cheap.

  • Yeah...who said they were? Funny how your pavlovian instinct is to attack these "republican principles" and yet make no effort to clarify defend your OWN. As if that, in and of itself clarifies and justifies the superiority of your views. It doesn't. God knows I illustrate mine here all of the time... (usually to some venomous, hate filled responses) But hey, you've probably never analyzed your own thinking on the subject. After all Tina Fey and Matt Damon on your side.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    free markets are like viggeo_morgenstien

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    They like to fuck people in the ass

  • July 21, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Oh great, that anti-semitic asshole shogunshin is here

    by Continentalop

    Fuck, I wish Captain America would punch him in his fucking face.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    i liked the Rocketeer! so i know i will LOVE THIS!

    by LegendarySpartanBlood

  • July 21, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Oh I "noticed" a little discrepancy, why are YOU replying for "MB"?

    by carol flipper

  • July 21, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans

    by BALTIMOREJACK

    His Johnny Storm was the best thing about either Fantastic Four movie. Looking forward to seeing his Cap on Sunday.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Drwho?

    by micturatingbenjamin

    I thought you said 'Superheroes hold more to a Republican ideal'. All I said was 'no they fuckin' don't'. I don't hate you, man. But rich people need to fucking pay what they owe. Not a penny more. Just what they fucking owe. Also, what they owe? Not a whole fucking lot compared to what they'll have in perpetuity ad infinitum. Shit, bring back the Reagan era tax code -- when fucking rich idiots ACTUALLY paid into the system they use to get their wealth.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Tina Fey is a socialist.

    by Hesiod2k7

    She who is very wealthy thanks to being a very creative person who built a hit TV show from scratch. Ditto for JK Rowling -- who is a known right wing dickhead hater. There's nothing at all wrong with wanting to make a lot of money. You can want to make a lot of money, and make a lot of money, and still be a decent human being who understands that you did not magically crap all of that loot out of your ass and actually had help, encouragement, etc along the way. That's the difference between decent human beings and rightwing piece sof absolute shit like the Koch Brothers. The Koch's give a lot of money to cancer research. Rich people who only give money to fight diseases they might contract are not altruists. they are self-interested pieces of shit. And, its all obviously a PR front and for the tax break. They want to point out how they give all this money to fight cancer when people accuse them of being complete douchebags. True altrusists use their money to help the poor, and the truly downtrodden.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    baltimorejack, agreed

    by Mattman

    And as for his dramatic side, Evans was excellent in Sunshine.

  • July 21, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    forgot to add "MB" at the end of that one

    by carol flipper

  • July 21, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Virggineo Morganhiem haunting this talkback..

    by Red_Right_Return

    Thanks for all of your lovely posts. I'm going to see this movie just because you don't want me to. Damn pretentious artsy geek.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    the_choppah

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Watch it, chopsy. Nothing wrong with a man fucking another man in the ass. You should try it sometime.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Genderbenders preference for women...

    by ryan

    wow, never saw that one comin...NOT. only a dumb dike would cry as much as you. Ill give you a meaty role for your mouth.....then again. youd probably post a comment about how anti-gay i am, and believe me....im as anti gay as every successful comic book movie these studios are going to cram up your butch dike fingerbanged asshole for the next decade. hows that for a meaty situation you asswipe dike

  • July 21, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Viggeo, sorry

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    are you talking to yourself again?

  • July 21, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Hail Choppah

    by ryan

    that motherfuckers my dude

  • July 21, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    sockmaster 2000

    by Red_Right_Return

    We know who I'm talking about. Nine tickets for The Cap tomorrow. Looking forward to it!

  • July 21, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Aww does widdle Choppy feel better now?

    by carol flipper

    Go ahead, get it all out, isn't that what your fucking therapist tells you you fucking whackjob piece of shit

  • July 21, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    And with that, the show is over.

    by carol flipper

    Goodnight.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    mericasdad

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    What up, CHOPPLET?

  • July 21, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Okay, hesiod2k7 ...I'm a dumbass. You win.

    by DoctorWho?

    Happy?<p> Funny, because I view myself as a pragmatist too.<p> "Free market conservatives subscribe to an economic and political philosophy where all humans act with perfect rationality." INCORRECT. The tragic view of human nature is always at the foundation of any concept when asked "Will this work?" THAT'S Pragmatic!<p> No one in business assumes people will act honorably...Why do you think we have rules, regulations, contracts, and courts to settle disputes. It must be assumed at all times that boneheads will act in corrupt fashion. Sorry if this shatters any adolescent utopian world view you may have. <p> And in no matter how BIG, businesses,or corporations get or how much power they amass..it is nothing compared to the power of the STATE. Corporations (of whom I have no love for) can be fought and forced out of business... you know the examples. The STATE cannot go out of business. Unlike corrupt governments, corrupt businesses cannot print money and thereby devalue a nation’s currency, and they cannot arrest you.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Viggeo

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Your show was over a LONG, LONG time ago. You only exist now to point fingers at the CHOPPAH which only makes me more powerful. You REALLY don't get it, do you. So sad. (Aw, I was gonna CHOP you, but, you don't deserve it, fraud.)

  • look just put on your tv, ANYONE put on their tv, and flip thru the channels, anytime of day. i guarantee you will see the scumbag inbred rothschild bastard, Hitler. why do they still bombard us with w2 propaganda??? hitler is DEAD and HAS been dead for almost 70 years now. and yet, they still love and ADORE their bastard creation. and where do you get off saying im saying i am anti-whatever you are told to think? i never once said anti-anything, except i am hoping captain america kills hitler rothschild. so i am anti-rothschild, anti-nazism, anti-war profiteering, and for DAMN SURE, anti-killing of brave americans in a SENSELESS war. again, i against the bad guys. the bad guys are the rothchild scum ruling the world. so do not fall into the trap you were programmed to think. think for yourself people, and just do a websearch for Hitler Rothschild. find out why america was forced into fighting a SENSELESS war. find out why brave americans died fighting a SENSELESS war. find out Hitler funded his ENTIRE war with Warburg, Rockefller, Farben, and Rothschild monies. The ONLY reason Hitler is still on tv to this day, is because its ALL propaganda. i am not anti- anything, but i am anti-muder, anti-war profiteering, and anti-death. here is hoping Captain america BLASTS hitler rothschild away for good! lets just IGNORE hitler, and never mention him again, and take away all his perceived power. do not call me a racist, you fucking loser, because i want liberty and freedom for EVERYONE on the planet, including the religious right like continentalop

  • July 21, 2011, 4:10 p.m. CST

    The Show...

    by Red_Right_Return

    Ended as soon as you posted the first time, Virgineo. I've said it before, I'll say it again, I go see movies that geeks like you hate just because you hate them. The saddest part is knowing you like a movie I like... TDK. All of that was remedied though. You didn't like X-Men: First Class or Thor, so that puts you right back with all the artsy bandwagon jumper geeks that made exception to like a comic book movie like TDK. Go watch reruns of The Horse Whisperer and let the real men talk in here. Thanks.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    No my dear choppah,

    by MontyBoy

    I've been frequenting this site since it began, almost every day .... I choose to refrain from participating in mindless talkbacks, especially the vulgar bullying type that attacks people's families. I do however feel compelled to express on occassion as i did today. Ciao!

  • July 21, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    You can't 'nail' anything without a penis, Genderblender

    by Mattman

    You just gave yourself away.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Note when Viggeo exits, Genderbender enters!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    HMMMMMMmmmmm

  • July 21, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    shogunshin I asked you once before

    by Continentalop

    Do you believe the Holocaust happened and do you believe that the Nazis killed millions of Jews in concentration and extermination camps? <P> I await your disgusting and pathetic spin and avoidance of the question, because you are a pathetic and disgusting piece of shit who hides his anti-semitism under the veil of sympathy and compassion for others. Bullshit. You're just a fucking bigot who wants to sprout anti-semitic and jewish conspiracy bullshit. Fuck off.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Posting from two accounts...

    by Red_Right_Return

    Oldest yet dumbest trick in the book. The sure sign that the original account can't resolve its own discussions and must create fantasy friends to help color the discussion in his or her favor. The only internet offense worse than sock accounts is claiming you will report them when your discussion is defeated.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    hesiod...a serious question.

    by DoctorWho?

    And I'm being geniune here so I hope you can explain this to me: <p> The Koch brothers are rich. So are John Kerry and John Edwards.<p> The Koch brothers are "...are self-interested pieces of shit" because they give money to cancer research and the reason is "... its all obviously a PR front and for the tax break."<p> Okay. I'll accept your premise...leaving aside how you can magically divine peoples true motivations and what is in their hearts and minds.<p> Now, I'm sure Kerry and Edwards give to charities too. Maybe even cancer research. So please tell me...<p> What is the number one reason you don't hold Kerry and Edwards under the same assumptions of insincerity and greed?

  • July 21, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    is that sarcasm catchtheman?

    by Continentalop

    Because by all metrics the US is still the most powerful and one of the best in almost all other categories, and compared to how we lived in 1939-1945 we are doing a hell of a lot better now (you know, no Great Depression, WWII or Jim Crow laws).

  • July 21, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Actually micturatingbenjamin

    by DoctorWho?

    If I HAD to slap a political label on the superheroes were talking about, I would say libertarian.<p> But hey, that's the LAST thing I think about when watching Cap. America or anything others. I just know good values and ideals when I see them.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Viggeo and Gender

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Genderbender: Great post, Viggeo. Everything you say is 100% awesome and factually correct. Viggeo: Why thank you, my good woman. Genderbender: You're very welcome, and might I say, your cock looks ENORMOUS today. Viggeo: It gets bigger. Genderbender: What? That's FLACCID!? Viggeo: Heheh, yep. Genderbender: Not only are you correct 100% of the time, you're well endowed. I may to reconsider my position on women just for you. Viggeo: Happens all the time. Good talkin to me... I mean you... Genderbender.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    I'm team CHOPPAH

    by garybuseys_incisors

  • July 21, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    doctorwho? -- If superheroes were libertarian

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    they wouldn't rescue or help people. They'd leave them alone in order to defend themselves.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:26 p.m. CST

    The Big Lebowski!

    by frank

    Nice.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Which superhero would be a republican?

    by Robo-Obi

    The Punisher! He tortures for information...and fun.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Things I'd Do As A Libertarian-Republican Superhero

    by FluffyUnbound

    If I had superpowers like Superman I would: 1. Sell a hamburger and fries with a child's toy in San Francisco, wait for the police to arrive to try to stop me, and then kill them. 2. Free Wesley Snipes and Bradley Manning while frying federal prison guards with my heat vision. 3. Repeat #1 but in Chicago and with fois gras. 4. Repeat #1 but in NYC with a donut made with trans fats. 5. Bust into the CIA, steal all their records, and publish them all on the net. 6. Squeeze every last ATF agent into one tiny little Volkswagen. 7. Tie Berlusconi down and let random chicks pinch HIS ass for a change. 8. Repeat #6 but with IRS agents and a Mini Cooper. 9. Track down former members of the city government of New London CT and jam large-print copies of the Kelo decision down their throats. Many, many copies. 10. Hold each member of the NLRB suspended by one leg at 50,000 feet until they promised to each write Boeing a personal letter of apology. There's more, but I think I would take a break to smoke a cigar and polish my monocle after those ten.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    And yes I know that San Fran proposal never passed

    by FluffyUnbound

    But in the Ultimate Fluffy universe they passed it after all.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m. CST

    I actually like slapping political labels on heroes

    by Continentalop

    Captain America: New Deal Democrat. Nowadays I doubt he would be a member of either party: Republicans are very anti-big Government (to Steve Rogers, FDR was a god and big Government worked, he's living proof of it) and the Democrats are too "anti-American/anti-Military" for his taste (IMO). <P> Iron Man: Free market Capitalist. Fiscally conservative, but socially liberal as hell. <P> Superman: Democrat (he's a reporter for Rao's sake, and he was originally a very socially liberal champion). <p> Batman: Republican (WASP Billionaire, law & order type). <P> Green Lantern: Goldwater Republican. <P> Green Arrow: McGovern Democrat <P> Of course, this is only my opinion. And of course you can tell that these characters live in a fictitious universe, because they can still all work together and get past their political party affiliations.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    If Ron Paul had powers that would be cool!

    by Robo-Obi

  • July 21, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    But choppah...

    by DoctorWho?

    You're assuming that all people act solely on political ideology alone (like our president ZING!)<p> But really, People first and foremost act according to their VALUE system. It's much more nuanced than banal political views... including their level of compassion, empathy, sense of justice etc.<p> This varies from one individual to the next. That's why when I hear the mantra of "everyone in group 'X' is EVIL and everyone in group 'Y' are DIVINITIES"...I chalk them up to being intellectual midgets.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    More name droping, Harry?! Have we not berated you enough?

    by nico_laos

  • July 21, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Fluffy you're killing me....

    by DoctorWho?

    LOL. Did you just bang those out in 5 minutes? Damn you should be a writer. Funny shit!

  • July 21, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    @theveryfirst

    by Robo-Obi

    Made you look! Poof!

  • July 21, 2011, 4:39 p.m. CST

    doctorwho?: Yeah, because offering trillions in entitlement

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    and spending cuts in exchange for closing some tax loopholes and eliminating some breaks is REALLLLLY ideological. Obama, often to his detriment, has been far too flexible in dealing with Republicans. But I still have a soft spot for him because I know where he's coming from, what he values: the spirit of compromise, of shared power, of pragmatism.

  • Not to mention never losing a war or starting one that wasn't 100% justified or having a President resign in disgrace or another that was an alcoholic moron who ran the country into the ground when he wasn't authorizing TORTURE!!! I think the USA's history over the last 65 years and the way it is today would shatter Cap's faith in his country. He'd probably become a Yoga instructor.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Reviewing the Tomatometer

    by krabklaw

    I think the fact that the movie has a score of 66 over at Metacritic would give support to the theory that Rotten Tomatoes might be guilty of holding down CA's rating. At the very least I think the Tomatometer rating is bound to go up. For example: Kung Fu Panda 2 had a score of 67 on Metacritic which translated to an 82% over at RT. Fast Five scored 67 at Metacritc and got a very respectable 78% at RT. X-Men First Class got a 65 score at Metacritic and nabbed an eye-popping 86% at RT. So, even if RT isn't manipulating the numbers (which they are probably afraid to do for fear of getting caught) there is strong reason to believe that Cap's final RT number will be at least in the 75-80% range.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Confirming Harry is full of shit...

    by django_il_bastardo

    Dr Erskine was indeed known as Dr Reinstein until the 80's when Marvel realized how silly Reinstein was. Harry's fake geek cred false memories fail again...

  • July 21, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Genderbender looks like Alexis Bledel in SIN CITY

    by FluffyUnbound

    There, picture that. You're welcome.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin

    by DoctorWho?

    You believe in "...social mobility, social justice, and social equality"<p> I believe in mobility, justice, and equality. I don't buy into subtle language manipulation such as the term "overt racism". There's just RACISM. Some asshole can 'think' racist thoughts all he wants...the moment he ACTS on those thoughts is when I seriously give a shit.<p> Ban inheritances? What if someone told you you can't leave your money or possessions to when you die? THAT'S YOUR MONEY. You can do whatever you want with it. Just because I may not like it is none of my damn concern.<p> It's called LIBERTY my friend.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    catchtheman, what were we ranked in 1939-1945?

    by Continentalop

    In those categories? Or more importantly, in the 1930s when Cap was growing up? Remember, Cap was frozen in 1945, and in the Marvel Universe he'll be unfrozen in the modern era, so he'll miss the 50's-60's boom, and the 90's economic growth, but he'll also miss out on the turbulent 60's & from 2001-2011. <p> He'll go from a time period where unemployment was somewhere between 15-30%, where literally Americans starved to death, where there was almost NO middle class, and when we went to war and lost hundreds of thousands of American soldiers... <P> ...to a time when our poverty rate is nearly nothing, where we have travelled to the moon, where nearly every fucking person in this country has a TV, air conditioning and even a cell phone, things that look absolutely sci-fi to Cap. And let's not forget the crime and murder rate is nothing like it was in the late 30's and early 40's. <P> Yep, Cap will think he has awoken on Hell on Earth.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    fluffyunbound

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Picture that, with a little something extra between its legs, and you have Genderbender. You're welcome.

  • He and the Repukes are playing Good Cop/Bad Cop. Look at the debt ceiling; he's doing his usual "well, I don't want to cut social security or medicare but those mean Republican's wont budge unless I do". This has been this fucking empty suits MO since day fucking one and that's because HE IS A CONSERVATIVE!!! The only reason he didn't join the Republican party was because he knew he wouldn't get far with the color of his skin. He pimped his interracial parentage for all it was worth because he knew white guilt liberals would fall over themselves to vote for him while the rest of them would never admit that they wouldn't have voted for him if both of his parents were black and that's the sad fucking truth. I'll give it to him that he is obviously highly intelligent because there are a lot of smart people who fell for his bullshit. People who vote democrat only do soo when they are motivated. This is why the 2010 elections were such a disaster. Obama and the Dems have done NOTHING but shit all over the people who voted them into power while breaking every single promise they made like the fucking scum that they are. The Republican's are no better and, in many many many ways, significantly worse but they can always rely on the same fucking greedy, stupid and scared retards to go running to the polls if they hear dogwhistle phrases like "healthcare, socialism, communism, gun laws, abortion, gays, minorities, illegals etc...". Obama and the Dems betrayed and entire generation of people who got into politics for the first time because they saw that their country was hurting and wanted to help "Change" it. That's Obama's greatest crime, shattering people's illusion that they could make a difference. Now they know that their country is doomed to be owned by Wall Street, the Military and no one is coming to help.

  • July 21, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    At 2.46 am, Harry loved the film...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    Suggesting that at 2.47 am, he may not? Such is Harry's fickle, five year old, ADD-riddled mind. He'll probably be thinking of pizza and donuts by that time.

  • I mean, what the fuck can we do?

  • July 21, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Up to 70% on RT--75% for the top critics

    by pollaxt

  • July 21, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Who? Re: LIberty

    by micturatingbenjamin

    No, it's aristocracy, when the ne'er do well get of the ne'er do well nuveau riche do nothing to earn their position in the country, simply standing on the shoulders of those who originally stole it, that's as far from Liberty as you can get. You believe in mobility. Okay, but why not social mobility? Here's an unfair statement: It sounds like you believe that the poor should be mobile, to be carted away from you, but not that there should be an even playing field for them to become like you. I know that's not what you meant, but you can see that language like that says things to flaming bleeding hearts. You ask if I would care if they told me who I could leave my money to when I die? Of course I would, but then, I never said that I got to where I am today without a society (and a damned good one at that) to back me up. I would NOT have had the same fortunes in Kenya or Rwanda. I would have had slightly BETTER fortunes in other countries, though. I wish we could say more than 'We're Not The Worst'. But alas, because of the 'rugged individualist' (A COMPLETE FABRICATION -- NEVER EXISTED. NEVER WILL. EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEONE ELSE TO SURVIVE.) we will continue to believe that educating our people is a meritocracy, along with the health and well-being of those who come after us. It's called RESPONSIBILITY to go with that heaping helping of Liberty.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Um, choppah...

    by DoctorWho?

    A genuine question: provide ONE...just ONE example each of COMPROMISE and/or PRAGMATISM the prez showed during the ram through of OBAMACARE.<p> Because I can post the chronology of it to prove otherwise.<p> Remember the condescension he showed the republicans when he said simply "I won"...well, he was right! He held all of the cards at the time and he could act accordingly.<p> Our system is designed this way. It's a contentious and hard-nosed game and the 2 sides struggle in a system that never quite lets one branch hold the reins too long. Not pretty. Not perfect. Not for the faint of heart. But it works. <p> I do not admonish the president for ramming the ball into the end zone. I think him a hypocrite for calling for cooperation and civility when the shoe is on the other foot. In reality, he is a tough, bold Chicago politician straight out of the Alinsky template....albeit incompetent.<p> Please don't attribute the mantle of 'healer' or 'demi-god' to him my friend.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    The Kowloon Walled City

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    That was a Libertopia. Do Libertarians want a bunch of sealed off Kowloon Walled Cities in America?

  • July 21, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Woops! It was the mid 70's not 80's.

    by django_il_bastardo

    Invaders #1 to be exact. Harry is still full of shit.

  • It was called 'Obamacare.' The final result was modeled on plans the Dole Republicans pushed in the 90s, not to mention GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney's plan in Massachusetts. That's the thing with today's Republicans in DC. You can compromise till the point where it's legislation they would have supported 10 years ago, and then they'll vote against it anyway for purely political reasons.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling eight times under Dubya.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    When they were starting unfunded wars and instituting trillions of dollars' worth of tax cuts that primarily benefited the wealthy. Now all of a sudden it's a big fucking problem? Now it's worth risking partial default? Talk about ideology. Yeah, this ideology is called 'party first.'

  • July 21, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Careful Choppah....

    by micturatingbenjamin

    You lay down facts, and you risk getting yourself put on a list of 'people of interest'. :) Who is the Republican party really following these days? Grover Norquist? Hell no, not if you ask those people that think that Jehova God worshippin' migraine havin' gay husband adorin' Michelle Bachmann is gonna win the nomination for Prez! HAHAHAHAHA.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Actually, I would call it a plutocracy.

    by DoctorWho?

    And I think were on the same page there. <p> But why does the term Mobility NOT apply to "the poor"? What part of "social" applies to them, but not me or you? Subtle shifts in language designed to fragment and separate people into political constituent groups. No thanks.<p> Based on your comments, you may be (but correct me if Im wrong) under the assumption that everything is based on economics. That "WEALTH' is static. The"pie' is FINITE. If YOU get a BIG piece of the pie...that means I get a SMALLER piece of the pie. If I make $100...that SOMEHOW I am DEPRIVING someone else of that $100. Therefore...eternal class warfare.<p> Wealth is INFINITE. Limited only by human imagination. The 'pie' grows and shrinks all of the time. Do you make more money now than you did when you were 16? When you were 25? I'm actually making MUCH less than I did 3 years ago. I don't "blame" anyone. It is what it is and I plan on making LOTS of money in the future.My point is... people go in and out of 'wealth'.<p> And YES, YES, YES. We need to help the poor, the unfortunate, the needy, the disfunctional. There are people in every society that NEED us. They MUST be helped. <p> But to ALL brainwashed LEFTY's out there: Don't piss your vitriolic,venomous hatred on people who don't TOTALLY agree with the EXACT methods and means to help. <p> You know, a HUGE amount of those HATEFUL CHRISTIANS out there give tons of time and money to charity. I DON"T care if they are trying to get into heaven or doing it for their pet turtle. A GOOD DEED is a GOOD DEED. I applaud it.

  • Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq 2, Abu Ghraib, George W. Bush etc…Not to mention the murder of Kennedy. Sure, we’ve made many advances in science, technology as well as a society overall but don’t you see that the soul of the USA that existed in 1945 is fucking dead. Cap was part of that “can-do” generation that said they could, would and did defeat the Nazi’s and Japanese. And when they were done they fought for a better education which lead to a better standard of living that fueled the babybomers and created America’s golden age. Today’s generation doesn’t strive for anything. Yeah, we have lots of toys and gadgets but look at how the general public is fixated on the instant fame and fortune of scum like Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Jersey Shore and American Idol. All of that mindless entertainment does nothing but divert us from any real progress as a civilization and we are stagnating. If given the choice, I would rather live in post-1945 USA than the world of today.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    A 1945 soldier would wonder why we didn't just nuke Viet Nam

    by FluffyUnbound

    And firebomb it from one end to the other. (And I say this as someone who would have opposed either course of action and that war in general.) The WWII era population was willing to countenance a lot of violence without much in the way of second thoughts. That's what people forget.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    LOL choppah...

    by DoctorWho?

    It's OBAMACARE and it's GOOD for ALL so just take your medicine and shut the hell up... right?<p> Would still like ONE example of COMPROMISE and/or PRAGMATISM during the "fuck you" ram through, jam down of that bill.<p> Or maybe why all of the BIG businesses and UNIONS who fought really hard for that to pass... now want waivers to be exempt from it.<p> Funny, that never seems to make the nightly network or cable news. *scratches head*

  • July 21, 2011, 5:33 p.m. CST

    doctorwho?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Do you drink?

  • Now, I’m not one of those anarchist jerkoffs who want to trash everything. Above all else I want to see our society progress but any sort of real and effective change is being stifled by those in power who don’t want things to get better because what they really want to do is drive us back to a feudal system where they can live as King’s above the law. This is why they have been driving down the standard of living and eroding our civil liberties bit by bit. At least in other parts of the world you see people getting righteously fucking pissed that they are being made to bail out the corporatists and tearing shit up. But that’s not happening here and why? It’s because they have their distractions while the Government is hoping for some sort of uprising so that they can completely dispel with the façade of democracy and turn the country into a full blown police state without the pretence. But it’s can’t help but happen as those in power, like any other bully, will keep pushing until their abuse explodes back in their faces. Only then will we see any sort of real “change”.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    But anyway, back to what we were discussing.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    You just pretty much ignored everything I wrote. I'm tired now. I have to fight off trolls like benderblender, viggeo and mr. beaks all day long, so I don't need to bang my head against the wall talking politics. CHOPPAH's years are catching up with him, man. I need to kick back, smoke a J and crack open a new bottle of Blue Label. Politics needs to be the furthest thing from my mind. Can we go back to talking about masked avengers and pussy?

  • July 21, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    micturatingbenjamin

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Welcome to the Brotherhood of CHOP, by the way. Admirable work today, kind sir.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Choppah, Doctorwho...

    by Mattman

    The last thing I want to think about while watching Captain America is Obama. Thanks assholes.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    catchtheman

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Fuckin' A. It despairs me to say this, but I really think we're going to be in for a protracted, devastating, grind-it-out class war. The REAL kind, not the baloney one they get all huffy about on CNBC and Fox News. Anyway, back to superheroes. Have you seen CAP yet?

  • July 21, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Hey fluffy, not to defend the Vietnam war but...

    by DoctorWho?

    How exactly do you feel about millions of South Vietnamese people who were slaughtered after the U.S. pulled out? <p> Ever see those photos of the mass of people on the rooftops pleading for the U.S. hellicopters to just take one more person?<p> I felt really bad for those people. Just sayin'.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    HHHHMmmmmmm....

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    Both Viggeo Mortfucker AND Genderbent are absent from talkbacks at the same time. That can only prove .... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!

  • July 21, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Sorry, mattman.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • ....in reading an article on AICN than those words. Unless maybe the word count was even higher.

  • You having a party?

  • QUOTE - "Remember the condescension he showed the republicans when he said simply "I won"...well, he was right! He held all of the cards at the time and he could act accordingly." And what did he do with the power he had considering that for two years the Dem's had virtual control over all three branches of Government? NOTHING but bend over backwards and (on the surface) appease the Republican's who did nothing scream, cry and whine like bitches while throwing out every fucking lie they could muster about the benefits of a socialized healthcare system. But I say "on the surface" because Obama was never going to push for any sort of real Progressive legislation. He's a Reagan Democrat who will only serve the banks, corporations and the military.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:46 p.m. CST

    I grow weary of the political as wel,l but invariably...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...some insufferable twat has to lob the first political grenade as if it's gospel and it must be challenged. And the next thing you know I'm up to my neck...

  • July 21, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Choppah, there are far more important things to discuss...

    by Mattman

    Like The Dark Knight.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, let's talk about dykes...

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    I hear Holland is beautiful this time of year.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Ugh, mattman!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Don't even get me started! Actually, I'm in the mood to watch TDK. Maybe I'll get buzzed tonight and soak it in without give a shit about its myriad plot contrivances ... Wait, did I say that out loud?

  • July 21, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    catchtheman: I hope you enjoy it.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    And I'm looking forward to your review.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    by DoctorWho?

    I will give you a pass young lefty because I'm tired now and I'm sure Rolling Stone, Bill Maher and MSNBC didn't inform you of the fact that dems like Conyers and Kucinich approved of OBAMACARE as such because it's a STRAIGHT LINE to single payer. It's 2+2=4. <p> Both said they voted for it because it is a “platform” for building toward a single-payer health-care system in the United States.<p> If it ever gets off the ground. Were up to 1500 waivers now. I'd like one please.

  • While it took Raimi, Singer and Nolan until their sequels to get to that level. The biggest complaint about HULK was that there wasn't enough shit being smashed and that says more about audiences than it does the quality of that movie.

  • July 21, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Choppah, soak that shit up

    by Mattman

    Smoke some weed while you're at it. Ledger's performance while high is even more fascinating.

  • July 21, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    I need to see Hulk again

    by Mattman

    I remember being one of the few who liked it at the time. I came out of the theater thinking it was neat, digging the comic-book panels and artistic vibe... and then I was informed by friends and critics that it sucked.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Lee's Hulk was great

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    'cept for the Hulk Poodles and the confusing mess of the last battle with Nick Nolte.

  • And I feel that a collapse is inevitable at this point.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Actually catchtheman...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...were pretty much on par with GREECE right now.

  • Ho hum. Another wonderful moneymaking opportunity for me. I'll hire me some astronauts and dress em in fancy Tron go go costumes for my new bar.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    And no, not inevitable. As someone recently said...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...the most preventable crisis in our nation's history

  • July 21, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    charlie_sheens_coke_numbed_penis

    by Mattman

    I remember liking the way they flashed images in the clouds of the two of them fighting. It was very comic booky. Who knows though, I might hate it if I watched it now.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Naw, mattman

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    It holds up pretty well. but, i would have liked to see more explosions. Michael bay should do a HULK SMASH movie...

  • July 21, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Of course you'd want to live in a post 1945 world Catchtheman

    by Continentalop

    But by doing so you'd have to skip the years that got us to this near "Golden Age" (no such thing as a real Golden Age). 1945 seems great if you exclude the fact to get to them you'd have to live through the Great Depression and WWII. We're talking the Dust Bowl, America nearly succumbing to fascism and communism, and then followed by 4 years of the worst war known to man and some of modern era's worst atrocities. <P> What made the "Greatest Generation" so damn interesting and fascinating to so many people isn't that they had everything handed to them. No, they lived through tough times but rose to the occasions, first in the Great Depression and then during WWII. If Cap was around nowadays I think he'd say "Stop your bitching you bunch of pussies. This is all fixable."

  • July 21, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Was it better than Thor? or Iron Man?

    by darthwaz1

  • July 21, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    BUCKY

    by Mister McClane

    3,422 words, and only one of them is Bucky? Shall I tell you why? Because although Johnston got the first half of the movie right, he totally fucked Bucky's story in the ass. I'm actually shocked Marvel changed this. They changed the ending of their origin story. Why? It made NO sense to me at all.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    @ django the bastard...

    by jmdaulton

    I just checked and you're right - Giant-Size Invaders 1 (written by Roy Thomas) is the comic that re-names Dr. Reinstein as "Dr. Erskine." Unless I missed it in GSI 1, though, Cap 255 is the first comic, as far as I can find, to give him the name "Abraham."

  • July 21, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    @jmdaulton: Roger Stern and John Byrne fixed that though

    by Continentalop

    By saing that Dr. Erskine was an alias to protect Dr. Reinstein from foreign enemies, since the Third Reich already wanted him dead.

  • July 21, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Hayley Atwell's Tits

    by The_guy_in_the_rated_R_movie

    I was waiting forever to see them in The Pillars of the Earth and when they finally show them all I get is little side boob....disappointing. BUT I doubt Captain America will disappoint, really looking forward to it.

  • The one that was supposed to be a Kirby Slobberknocker but ended up having giant poodles and two guys hugging each other until one popped like a giant zit?

  • July 21, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    if Obamacare gets off the ground? the American political system WORKS?!?!

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Dayem, doctorwho? you are smoking some seriously potent crack. Some real hard core shit. Obamacare will never get off the ground, it's dead on arrival, obviously. The American people voted against it. Obama and his army of corrupt Democrat scum are impotent. That horrific, piece of shit bill is a complete joke, and a fairy tale inside the sugar coated brains of brainwashed Democrat sheeple. The poitical system works, you say. Dude, wake the fuck up. It was a serviceable government for a while, but now is completely corrupted. The American Empire is in decline and society is collapsing. Don't look to your Democrat gods for help, they don't give a fuck about you.

  • You're an ignorant fuck. A similar system has been working in literally hundreds of other countries for many years. You watch too much Fox News. You may have noticed, their chief executive is an incompetent fuck who doesnt care about you or how he profits off your stupidity.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    wow this talkback has gone to hell.

    by dahveed1972

    is this what happens when the word "America" is in the title? well, for my part, i apologize to all of you who just wanted to discuss the new Cap movie. exactly how far do things hav to go before a mod locks it up? do they even do that here?

  • July 21, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Also, if you're still on-topic, careful with spoilers.

    by dahveed1972

    That is all.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Off topic

    by drompter

    Can't wait to see Captain America. Looks fun and reviews have been cool so far.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    LOL ok now i remember how this thread went all to hell.

    by dahveed1972

    thanks for the reminder gender.

  • July 21, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Star Spangled Man LYRICS

    by Mike Kranjcevich

    If ANYBODY can get them sooner, it's going to here, so when you or Scorekeeper get them, let me know....I'm stuck on a couple of lines...

  • July 21, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    solid numbers on rotten tomatoes

    by dahveed1972

    Ill make up my own mind when i see it myself, but 77% (cream o the crop) means its at least decent. and for the cap fanboys, you can relax now.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    73% at rottentomatoes? that's terrible!

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I predict 16 million today for a 46 million weekend.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Anyone Got Ticket Sale Info On How Cap is Doing?

    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    How do you get that on something that hasn't opened yet? Except for select screenings it starts at midnight tonight. Not familiar with anyplace that lists pre-sales on movie tickets... Are you high?

  • plus amazing spider man, another batman movie, and superman in 2013. in a couple years, even i will be sick of superhero movies. even if theyre all great. but for now, its great to know theyre coming no matter what.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:16 p.m. CST

    my fear was that cap was gonna be godawful.

    by dahveed1972

    thats obviously not the case. ill see it on saturday and give my two cents in a less contentious thread.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I never wathc Fox news, dipshit

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    you obviously don't know jack shit about the Frankenstein monster Obamacare or you wouldn't compare it to other countries. It has it's own brand of good' ol modern American Corporate Fascism. Wake the Fuck Up "A Democratic Congressman has stated that he will refuse to vote yes on the pending health care reform bill, declaring that the legislation represents a vastly bloated giveaway to insurance companies and big pharma. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) asserts that the Senate bill bankrolls the very companies that president Obama says are taking advantage of the American people. “We’ve paid the ransom, but at the end of the day the insurance companies are still holding the hostages,’’ Lynch said in an interview with The Boston Globe yesterday. “This is a very good bill for insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies. It might be good for Nebraska, I don’t know. Or Florida residents. But it’s not good for the average American, and it’s not good for my district. Or for Massachusetts.’’ Lynch added. “The insurers still rule,” Lynch said. “Were just pumping subsidies into the current system, but that won’t drive down costs.”

  • July 21, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    just ignore him/her/other

    by dahveed1972

    but feel free to post spoiler-lite reviews once youve seen it. im actually curious what the non-cap fanboys think of it.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Reason genderbender hates supers movies so much...

    by leo54304

    She spent one entire comic con wandering it and offering free beer and sex at her hotel room to every fanboy she could see... and no one took up her offer. They were too busy talking about how awesome the "Superman Returns" trailer was. Since then she''s harbored a deep hatred for fanboys and their "precious" super hero movies.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    looks like I'll be eating crowe, this movie has surged.

    by ganymede3010

    Sigh, I guess I'll check out the midnight showing. Damn you Michael Bay!

  • The action sequences in Ang Lee's version were far superior in every measurable facet. Letteriers version only had 2 protracted action sequences the skirmish at the Library and the final duel with the Abomination. Ang Lee's showed him ripping shit when he first went through his metamorphosis, The scene where he brutalized the military in the desert, the Hulk dog scene, the scene where he knocked out the over zealous prick in the front of his house, him ripping up SF etc. Loser Letteriers version doesn't come close. Ang Lee's version is sadly underrated and deserves a lot more accolades than it's recieved.

  • July 21, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    by garybuseys_incisors

    Can this beat HP 7.2 this weekend? Not sure. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this. I'll try and catch a matinee on Saturday. Has anyone seen a decent version of the Avengers trailer? Is it as bad as the TDKR one?

  • July 21, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    both Hulks are decent

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I enjoyed Ang Lee's the first viewing but don't want to see it again. Same with the new version. The new one starts off great and by the end is very mediocre.

  • July 21, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    WOW....HELL YEAH ANG LEE'S...

    by melthebloody

    Hulk was superior to Norton's. I was thinking about this the other day as a matter of fact. It was emotional without being hammy like Lettier's, and the action was not only well staged but beautiful and poignant to look at. The desert sequence alone was gorgeous. Unfortunately, people are hung up on it's pace, but what doing you expect when you bring an artist to direct your comic book movie. Great flick.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Nolan's Batman is the same...

    by melthebloody

    ...way. Lee's Hulk and Nolan's Batman share a lot of similarities, but people bash Hulk for the exact thing they laud Batman for. And Lee did it with a big green, muscle-bound CGI character. They could be shown on a double feature bill together; Hulk and any of Nolan's Batman. I'd go as far as say Lee staged the action a lot better than Nolan. Yup, I went there.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Poor poor GenderBlender

    by D.Vader

    Her entire existence depends upon the success of Captain America. I fear the poor troll may end up committing suicide next week.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I thought the 'L" stood for "Loon?"

    by Continentalop

    Or was it "Loser?"

  • but after reading your continuing attacks on the CA movie, I had to fire a shot your way. To be honest you're approaching scottpilgrimfan annoyance and that something I hoped never to deal with again. You don't like the CA movie, thats fine. You want to make gleeful posts about how bad its gonna be, again fine. Just don't overdo it because thats when people decide to go after you (Or anyone else who does it) and you become a target. Feel free to continue posting to your hearts desire just bring something new once in awhile be it lighthearted humor, a serious opinion or even just have fun with the others here including me. PS I think cap will do about $85 million opening weekend.

  • Harry says Captain America hit newstands 21 months in March 1941, 21 months before Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor happened on 7 December 1941, only 9 months later.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    continentalop

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I LOVED your political labeling of those different superheroes. Very astute analysis.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    When did Trolls start hating the_choppah?

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I used to find him mildly annoying until I started to notice the humor and satirical wit in his posts. Now he's one of my favorite talkbackers. I can't imagine hating the_choppah. It's like hating chocolate.

  • Whatever you do, though, don't bring up The Penguin around him. Penguin.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Welcome to the fold, cymbalta.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I'll see if I can scrounge up some whores for you.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I'm proud of the CHOPlings.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    They had my back today against that slimy fucker viggeo and his minions, not to mention benderblender.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:50 p.m. CST

    But Penguins can't fly... PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!

    by D.Vader

    Wahk wahk wahk wahk..

  • July 21, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    genderblender

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    As a woman, don't you at least find Pepper Potts in the Iron Man movies a funny, relatable character? I never liked Gwyneth Paltrow until she played Pepper. Maybe it was just changing her hair color. But she went from what I considered an annoying privileged blonde ice goddess to a funny feisty redhead in nothing flat. It was like watching January Jones change into Christina Hendricks. Didn't think Paltrow had it in her.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the welcome choppah!

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Nothing funnier than a bunch of trolls spending all day criticizing how some other talkbacker "spends too much time" on AICN.

  • July 21, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Continentalop, disagree on GA political stance

    by leo54304

    He'd be more a Ron Paul libertarian (gov't out of foreign adventures, legalization of numerous drugs, spending more on its citizens and less gov't in our bedrooms, helping the poor). McGovern only has the liberal tag because his main goal was getting out of Nam as opposed to Nixon and his "secret plan" to end the war. In the decades since, conservatives have made him into raging liberal pinko out to destroy america when actually his policies where slightly left of center but not anywhere near the liberal the GOP would have us believe. PS great history lesson on america's greatest generation earlier also. And saw a new CA ad with the Howlers that was just "fuck yeah" moment. Won't spoil it but you'll know when you and everyone see it.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    And continentalop is sort of right about Penguin

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    I mean this is Nolan's last shot at a Batman movie and the main villain is... BANE? Really? How is Bane any more "realistic" an adversary than The Penguin?

  • July 21, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Ain't that the truth, cymbalta.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I've earned my leisure time. Worked hard. Performed some unpleasant duties across borders. Made friends with enemies, and made enemies of friends. These punks are merely killing time between semesters. I've seen shit they only THINK they're reading about in textbooks.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Oh, young Conti is right about The Penguin. I'm not disputing that.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    He's just needy for some Penguin love.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    the_choppah

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    And they look at the time stamps on people's posts and assume they spent an entire day in here instead of leaving our computers on and eating or watching a movie or going outside and raking a bag of leaves or doing other things and checking back in hours later to see if anything interesting has been said? Somebody up there actually counted how many times Harry said the word LOVE and compared that to his total word count. That's somebody who's truly wasting their time.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Sigh...

    by SA_Rhyno

    you people constantly tearing down Harry and this site make me sick. Absolutely no one is forcing you to log on to it. It's obvious by the sheer number of posts you have that you have absolutely NO LIFE at all. Stay the hell out if you don't like what they have to say here you pathetics.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Although continentalop regarding GA

    by leo54304

    I think you were referencing to the best known liberal politician at the time GA was first changing to the liberal voice he's now known for. I was just referencing to the politician of today closest to his views.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Great Review, Harry...it makes me think that...

    by ninpobugei

    Ryan Reynolds should have been thinking like Chris Evans before jumping into Hal Jordan's skin. Ryan Reynolds just played himself, not Hal Jordan (and what a horrific turkey that movie was...glad it bombed at the box office). It sounds like Evans made a considered attempt at playing the character of Steve Rogers and not just regurgitating past roles.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    I Didn't Read Your Review, But The Slate Review Sold Me On It

    by NeonFrisbee

    I'm seeing a matinee first thing tomorrow. It sounds like it's like it's a lot of fun, funny, and a great summer flick. Looking forward to seeing it now...

  • July 21, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    The movie was pretty average.

    by Kevinicus

    The Red Skull and Hydra were extremely pathetic and incompetent. They almost don't qualify as an antagonist. The action is very flat because there is no challenge at all to Captain America and his merry band of misfits. Despite being outnumbered by an organization with weaponry far in advance of what we have now, let alone in the 1940's, all it takes is a few basic punches and a shield toss here and there, and everything is groovy! Thanks Captain America! Now I can wipe my ass in peace. If not for Tommy Lee Jones, I'm not even sure I'd say this movie was anything better than poor.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    If you think Green Lantern was a "bomb"

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    wait until you see Captain America's numbers.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    leo

    by Continentalop

    Yay, I was basically thinking of GA during the Hard Hitting Heroes days of O'Neil and Adams, when GL was a staunch Goldwater-style Republican and conservative, and GA was a bleeding hearth liberal. They original odd couple, fighting and bickering...yet, still, best friends. <P> Comics are so phony.

  • July 21, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    COMIC-CON: VOLTRON MOVIE A GO!

    by Paul Hanlin Jr

    Here it is, confirmed in just the last half-hour: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/07/21/voltron-movie/

  • July 21, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    btw leo

    by Continentalop

    I predict cap will make from $60-65 million, but i have a sneaky suspicion it will have good word of mouth and not have as big of drop off the following weeks, ending up being more like IM1 as a surprise box office hit.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Great review, Harry

    by _Lizarkeo

    One of your finest and most jubilant reviews ever. "I’m going to deliver a heaping load of praise on Joe Johnston here, about the size of that building in Dubai". Awesome. You are the Chandler of the Honest Geeks, sir. My Jubilation Day will come only next week, dang. Cheers.

  • If Captain America was a Republican superhero he would refuse to help anyone that was gay/ non WASP, meanwhile he would be secretly banging Bucky, addicted to morphine, and of course he would be working for Blackwater . If Captain America was a Modern Democrat he would be always avoiding confrontation with Red Skull, no matter how strong, how powerful he was he would cave into Red Skull’s demands. Strike that, he would be offering Red Skull more than what he demanded. In addition he would be too worried about offending anyone and would probably end up resigning and making sure that the job was given to an overweight unfit lesbian just to ensure some diversity target was being met.

  • July 21, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    SPOILER! What an interesting thread we have here...

    by kenchun24

    It went from the usual talkbackers poking fun at Harry's goofy reviews. (btw glad you liked Cap'n America Harry,it does look fun!) To a full on discussion about the history of the American Empire and how it has collapsed in front of our eyes into a corporate plutocracy spearheaded by a presidential candidate which most Americans thought was gonna bring "change" but instead deserves to get a ass kicking by Captain America if the Cap were to really be unfrozen and look at what America has become today. Then it ends with talkbacker spam advertising an inter-racial dating site blurb... What a trip. Thanks catchtheman,choppah,doctorwho... good debate and maybe we will rise up when the shit hits the fan to the rest of the sleeping American sheeple.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Late to the party...

    by conspiracy

    but Choppah's riff on Harrys writing over the last 10 years was solid fucking GOLD I tell ya... Seriously...thats the first time I laughed all damned day...thanks Brother

  • July 22, 2011, 12:33 a.m. CST

    So in other words

    by Cruizer Dave

    I'm excited to see what they did.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST

    OMG OMG IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!

    by beane2099

    That's all I have to say. Loved every second of it. Think I sound 12? I don't care. Best super hero movie of the summer. For me, personally, it's up there as one of the best super hero movies ever. If anyone disagrees, that's totally cool cause it won't stop me from loving it. Seriously, see this movie. It was good stuff.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Gee, genderblender...

    by blackwood

    For some whose entire existence does not depend on a 'community', you sure are deeply invested in this one. Judging from your posts, many of which over the last few days have been direct pleas to this community to recognize your unique identity, and lamenting that your trolling is being mistaken for another person's trolling, and mourning the possible loss of a space to 'talk genre'; and many others of which are detailed 'analysis' of this community, and greatly overstated reports of its demise, coupled with ever-shifting boundaries of what you determine 'proof of victory' for yourself in regards to what CAPTAIN AMERICA means, I think it's safe to say that this 'community' is more important to you than it is to pretty much anyone else here. I mean, I've been coming to this site, off and on, for a decade, and I can't remember the last time I saw such devotion for an individual talkbacker. Sure, we have our D.Vades and the indominable Chop, mattman and that scamp asi, all of whom enjoy tearing it up about film and TV and all kinds of other things with each other. But we're all here for the stuff we geek on, and the company we've found is a great reason to stay. But you, your purpose here is solely the community. You are obsessed with it. I hate to be the one to invoke Godwin's Law here, but it's a bit like Hitler and the Jews. I'm sure Hitler would be offended at the idea that his existence depended on those filthy Jews... so offended, in fact, that he spent an incredible amount of time and effort to eradicate all of them. Spent every waking moment thinking of new ways to destroy them. Because he cared so little about them and their community. It must be really boring and really sad to be you sometimes.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    what kind of fucking weirdo would post that giant gif?

    by mr teaspoon

    Seriously.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Harry used the word "perfect" 18 times...

    by maxbrown

    I'm going to send you the Oxford thesaurus, buddy. It's a fucking perfect thesaurus.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:06 a.m. CST

    What I liked and didnt.

    by whatevillurks

    Liked: Everything with scrawney Steve. The conversation between Tucci and Steve about Skull and Hitler's obcession with the tutonic tradition. Everytime hugo Weaving was on screen, especially the church scene. The Howling Commandos montage. The Jim Morita-Dugan moment when they reference Japanese-American discrimination. The USO montage. The embracing of the cheesiness. Didnt: HYDRA light tanks apparently have no armor. Needed more commandos. Second half felt rushed. Never actually seeing Steve encased in Ice, just too much of a gap there. Story wasnt better than THOR but had better action set peices. As a character I prefer Cap. B- from me.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Blackwood

    by Goldfingah

    "...(C)oupled with ever-shifting boundaries of what you determine 'proof of victory' for yourself in regards to what CAPTAIN AMERICA means" Hahaha Boy, did you hit the nail on the head! I won't bother quoting all of the "top critics" at RT who liked Captain America, or its score at RT or metacritic. Hell, if it posts stellar box-office numbers I would even bother quoting those... ...because your post basically says to Genderb(l)ender/various alter-egos everything that needs to be said, WHATEVER fate should befall Cap at the box-office.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Just got back from the show

    by Rob Hill

    I have to say, I'm not much for the whole 3D thing. I feel like it could go either way: fade once more into obscurity or become the next big thing. I'm ambivalent. Having said that, I will see the occasional 3D film, just to see if it's even worth seeing another or saving my money for another overpriced pretzel. What I saw with the 3D camerawork in Captain America was nothing short of amazing. It didn't detract or distract from the film at all. The last film I saw in 3D was Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and that felt very gimmicky. This was more...integrated I think is the word I'm looking for. As for the film itself, I don't remember the last time I had quite so much fun watching something in a theater. This film gives a sense of pure comic-book FUN that I felt was lacking in Green Lantern, just as an example. The Effects in Captain America weren't too In-your-face or distracting. I do have to agree with Harry, it was pretty violent, as non "R" rated comic films go. One particular death actually made me wince. All in all, I'd say this is one of the best movies of it's kind this year. For those who disagree, no worries!

  • July 22, 2011, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Crap...

    by Goldfingah

    "WON'T" not "WOULD." An edit button would sure be nice...

  • July 22, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I thought it was good

    by Conaw

    but Iron Man and Thor were better. Evans did good in the role and I can easily seeing him leading the Avengers next year. The action was pretty generic, but still good. Better than any shitty Michael Bay movie. I thought Hugo Weaving did well. Tommy Lee Jones and Stanley Tucci were great and Jones had the best line in the movie. I give Cap a B and X-Men: First Class is still the best superhero film of the year. And the Avengers teaser was fantastic.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Captain America outsold Thor midnight screenings

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    wow maybe the tracking is wrong.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:03 a.m. CST

    This move will be twelve dollars overseas

    by Mel

  • July 22, 2011, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Thumbs Up to Crap

    by ecto-cooler

    Yet another movie Harry gives a glowing review to that is garbage. Just call yourself David Manning at this point.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:40 a.m. CST

    It was good but Joe Johnston can't direct action for shit

    by ganymede3010

    The movie was much better than I anticipated. My only complaints was the lack of a real villain. Not once did I feel that Captain America was in any real danger. Hydra were a bunch of weaklings and the Redskull was average at best, however Hugo did the best with what he was given. I thought Letterier did a better job than Johnston at depicting the combat prowess and supreme agility of a soldier under the influence of the super-soldier serum. \ With that being said, the movie was really good, despite the weak action scenes and villains.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Yeah Thor, Iron Man, and First Class were superior films.

    by ganymede3010

  • July 22, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Harry liked it?

    by SUPERJIM

    I will give it a miss then. I asked the question in the subject as I couldn't get all the way through the self indulgent bullshit that he calls a review. Was all of that even in English?

  • July 22, 2011, 5:55 a.m. CST

    "MONTAGES" in all caps?

    by Cosmik

    Seriously? Such excitement over 3 MONTAGES?

  • July 22, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST

    A review in search of an editor

    by AsimovLives

  • July 22, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by AsimovLives

    Maybe not. There's an classiness to the way this movie is being presented that is not grating to foreign sensebilities. So far what i have seen the movie has sold me over, and i was incredibly skeptical of it to begin with. And it's not just me, everybody i know are curious to watch the new movie. And in my country the movie is being sold with the title CAPTAIN AMERICAN: FIRST AVENGER. nobody is omiting "Captain America" from the title. Cum jizz reviews like Harry's and the others posted at AICN are what is actually giving me pause about the movie, and not what has been presented by the movie itself so far. The movie is catching my interest, the ejeculative reviews are doing the opposite effect. It's caleld hype backlash. So much so that i'm going to avoid reading any more reviews about Captain American in this site so that my interest for this movie remains, if you know what i mean.

  • It gets much worst in here in Europe to pull such a stunt as texting and driving when 95% of the cars here are manual gear (stick gears, you call it, right?). There's a lot of multitasking you cna do when you have have both hands free in an automatic car. not so much driving a manual gear car like we do in here. No, it's not just the sport cars that have manual gear here, it's ALL OF THEM.

  • July 22, 2011, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Regarding negative posts

    by Hipshot

    One of my favorite quotes: "we don't see the world as it is. We see the world as we are." So those to the Far Right see Obama as being a Socialist, while those on the Far Left see him as a sell-out Corporatist. And some, unnamed, see "wands" or any oblong object as penis symbols while actually defining themselves in sexual terms, and begging for attention by pissing on anything that others love. Think how sad and lonely and filled with bitterness they must be to spend their time tearing down things others have created--the very thing feminists accuse Males of doing. I enjoy this site because it's like being at a convention, having goofy conversations. Breaks up the day. But it does disturb me that, removed from the natural tendency toward civility that people have when interacting in person (no fear of retribution) there is so much venom, sexism (and a woman constantly dumping on men is exactly the same thing as a man constantly dumping on women. Yeah, it's sexism), racism, elitism, lame attempts to position themselves as intellectually superior without ever having the courage to admit when they're wrong...that's sadness itself. Many of you are great fun. Nice folks. But others...whoa. So much damage.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:05 a.m. CST

    the current northern irish administration

    by emeraldboy

    is run by former terrorists and secterian bigots. and the current td for louth lead an organisation although baron adams, denies he was ever in the ira. when you retire or step down as an mp you get a peerage. adams never once set foot in the house of commons or the dail, untill he resigned this as an mp for south belfast. oh and adams has repeatedly denied any knowledge of being involved in one of the worst incidents in northern ireland, the murder of mother of ten jean McConville, one of the disappeared. the ira came for her and took her away from ten children, she was interrogated, beaten, abused and forced into signing a confession that she was a british spy, and then she was then forced into helping her captors dig her own grave. and the she was shot into the back of the head. the ira began a whispering campaign against her ten children while at the same time refusing to say where she was.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:09 a.m. CST

    @asimovlives: both hands free?!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    They autosteer also? Is Asimov really alive? This is wonderful news!

  • July 22, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    @asimovlives

    by Grammaton Cleric

    We call manual transmissions "standard" or the more common "stick shift". (themoreyouknow.gif)

  • July 22, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    ganymede3010

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    How can you still find it good if you didn't like the action or the villains? That's 60% of what should make these movies good.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Has anyone here seen the movie? SPOILERS

    by LapdogOfSatan

    Wading through the hundreds of posts concerning religion, whether X superhero was affiliated with Y party, and pathetic talkback spammers, I mean, "aicn celebrities" sniping at each other(unreadable), there is a dearth of actual reactions to the flick. Cap kills people, and seems, sadly, virginal. The use of Cap as a propaganda tool was great, given the character's origin. And timely. Cap runs almost as much as Franka Potente. Bootleg Robin, er, Bucky, was actually interesting, and done well, so you care when he dies. Hayley Atwell is great. Red dress=Holy fuck.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Saw the movie... It's official- Joe Johnston is hopeless

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    I loved seeing cap on screen, but the pacing and action sequences were seriously lackluster. People at my screening were about to fall asleep during the first hour. There is no beginning middle and climax! It was just a bit off. The comparison to the Raiders of the lost ark is sacrilege. The red skull was a terrible acted character, German/ American accent- weird. He was in the movie for about 2 min total. No build up. The montage screen of the skull was so shitty. Ugh. Evans was great though!

  • July 22, 2011, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Will cap still be a virgin in the avengers?

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

    Leader of the avengers: a juiced up 90 year old virgin haha.

  • July 22, 2011, 8:26 a.m. CST

    LONG LIVE ANG LEE'S HULK!!!

    by HoboCode

    Brings a tear to my eye to see that movie get some actual respect on this site for once. You can call it art, which it is, but Hulk also smashed a monster dogs testicles into oblivian in it. There is no nut smashing of any kind in Leterier's tepid abomination.

  • July 22, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST

    carl xvi gustaf

    by AsimovLives

    Well, i have seen some americans drive their automatic gear cars and it seems that soemtimes they also seem to forget that the wheel is there to be used as well. And considering how much lag the usual american car has in it's direction system (as perfectly exemplified by the Ford F-150), who can blame them? Besides, stearing is not as a dramatic problem for an american as it is for an european. But as a swedish person, you should know that very well. It's not for nothing that all swedish cars have excelent steering.

  • July 22, 2011, 8:32 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by AsimovLives

    Can you explain what is the cause of the recent violence happening on North Ireland? Why has the assholery restarted all over again?

  • July 22, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    grammaton cleric

    by AsimovLives

    Thanks. Though calling it standard is a bit ironic in your country, since it's not the standard gear mostly found in american cars, don't you think?

  • Top british bird.

  • July 22, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    the_one_man_gang

    by AsimovLives

    At least he's saving his energies purely on the job and not getting sidetracked. He's a monk-warrior. His girlfriend is America. A girlfriend who cheats on him for the first rich boy she sets eyes on. Poor Cappy!

  • Obama lost the white vote in EVERY demographic above 30 years old, every single demo. And of course, the Jews always despised him, despite his complete capitulation to them. White America still isn't completely comfortable with him. But, Obama has completely allowed the practices of the military complex, energy firms, Jewish lobby, and banking industry to corrupt his administration. Obama is just a corporate, war mongering tool. The guy is literally a war criminal, like Bush. The thing about Obama is, in the history of the American presidency, no one has been as isolated from the Pentagon and military as he has been, especially at the beginning. So he made a choice to join them, rather than fight them. But even then, he has let the power of the presidency go to his head, and he is extremely concerned with his legacy, rather than doing what's right. Most important thing for Obama is winning a second term, he is determined not to be the next Jimmy Carter. Political corruption is destroying America, our economy and standard of living is getting worse and worse.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Great movie! Midnight show with a great crowd!

    by Damian Neal

    Applause, plenty of holy shit moments, and a few laughs thrown in. Never was a Cap fan in the comic books--casual at best. I could say the same with Iron Man and Thor. I am a fan of all three now!

  • July 22, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Genderblender and Blackwood

    by D.Vader

    So Genderbender, you admit you're being contrarian for contrarian's sake? We have a name for people who act like that, and you guessed it, you fit the description perfectly and by your own admission. TROLL. Blackwood nailed you pretty spectacularly. And no matter what you say, your existence here has depended upon Captain America thus far and it's success or failure. You are desperate to be recognized by this community. Stop lying to yourself. And blackwood- cheers =D.

  • I'm ready to PARTY.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Cannon's unmade CAPTAIN AMERICA project

    by udar55

    For anyone interested in reading about it, check it out here: http://originalvidjunkie.blogspot.com/2011/07/never-got-made-files-66-cannons-captain.html

  • July 22, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    bsb, will u share?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Choppah luvs me sum ladybugs!

  • July 22, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    bibleman, did u see it in 3D?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    If so, worth it?

  • July 22, 2011, 10:33 a.m. CST

    CHOPPAH

    by BSB

    The more the merrier pal. You be Red Skull and I'll be Hitler. Oh say can you see, Captain America needs a good spanking.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    saw it last night...

    by dale dragon

    I really really liked it. Definitely elements of Indy, Rocketeer, and the Dirty Dozen. All movies I love. I dont see what any of the bad reviews are really complaining about... really. Besides critics that are going to hate on a superhero movie from the beginning, I still think the hate is coming from butt hurt DC fans. True story... only heard one person shitting on the film coming out last night... Kid had a green lantern shirt on. Thats some major butt hurt right there.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern is already out of the theaters

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Boy, that dropped like turd.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    assimov...

    by emeraldboy

    there are areas mostly populated by embittered loyalists who are scumbags and got left behind, they are leaderless. into that vacuum came a new leadership of the uvf or ulster volunteer force, who have no connection to david ervines uvf. when he died suddenly he was replaced by dawn purvis. she resigned when rogue elements of the uvf shot a close friend of hers dead. she condemned the murder out of hand but when she resigned she claimed it had nothing to do with it. then you have the new hardline leadership of the real ira. who have no connection with baron adams, louth td or Martin McGuinness. Mcguinness can condemn them all he likes. but for 25 years he was the leader of the IRA, its derry commander. Nationalist youths and young republicans are also leaderless. and add into that equasion the recession, and you have a very volatile situation. what horrified every was the brutality of the murder of ronan kerr, shortly before his car was blown up, 2,000 runners ran by his house. the loss of life would have been massive. the new real ira dont care about loss of life. and have no compunction in killing catholic police officers. they have no support, in thier community, their critics say but ask any 16 year derry teenager and they will tell you, bratash solders, whaat are thay doing hur. surves m rite fur been shat.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Harry's review

    by Mr. Pricklepants

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  • No wonder why they hate you.

  • July 22, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Who all is supposed to be in the AVENGERS movie?

    by Chase

    Since X-men: First Class didn't use the original X-men I'm wondering who's supposed to be in The Avengers flick? Obviously Hulk, Cap'n 'Merica, Thor, Iron Man...

  • Seriously guys, this guys is a just some idiotic loser who watches to much Fox news. This dumb ass, rants and raves against Obama ALL THE TIME, even when no one is talking about him. And all his complaints are the typical nonsense Fox News/Tea Party nonsense. And only an ignorant idiot wouldn't realize how much big business has an influence over him. Just look at his economic team, look at his admin, they're full of the biggest corporate lobbyists, and they're full of bankers who ruined our economies, Larry Summer anyone? Look at his appointments to SEC, his appointments to EPA, look at his complete lack of desire to regulate the banks or virtually ANY other industry. The only people who don't realise this are the fucking dumb asses like Bibleman that think Fox News is an actual news channel. This bibleman is a known ignorant dipshit who mindlessly repeats FOX NEWS. Hey Bibleman shut your fucking mouth, no one takes your bullshit seriously, and stop repeating Faux News talking points Go jack off into your bible.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    saw it - I give is 95 out of 100

    by deelzbub

    An almost perfect superhero movie

  • July 22, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    can we get back to talking about Captain America?

    by dale dragon

    seriously. some of you are never going to go see the film, but you think this is a political forum. Im pretty political minded myself, but I come here to talk about my nerd film stuff. So lets get back to that... talk about you love it, talk about you hate it... (but only if you actually saw it) And dont go on a rant about this is Captain America so its a political discussion... Cap was from a different time... neither right nor left as far as what politics are now. Please, go to your Huffington Posts of Fox News websites, complain about that shit there.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Robosushi, you are 100% right

    by psycros

    ..and so I throw in my 2 cents, hoping to see the film tonight. Of course I'll have to buy one of my cheap-ass, theater-hating friend's tickets or I'll end up going alone. Stupid home theater rigs.. I haven't read any spoilers as I avoid them like the plague, but two things are bugging me: how will they get Cap into the Avengers without another Cap movie in-between? I can't see him getting frozen at the end of the first film - that would be a real buzzkill. Also, I could've sworn I saw Sgt. Fury in the first trailer. And, um..he was pretty darn white. If I'm correct THAT will be an even bigger trick! Can't wait to see how it all pans out.

  • July 22, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Regarding Rotten Tomatoes:

    by sweeneydave

    Being an analyzer by nature, I’m satisfied at looking at Rotten Tomatoes now that it has taken over 100 reviews. I don’t like to consider the percentage it shows. Basically it says that you have a 72% chance of liking this movie, but that doesn’t tell us how MUCH you’ll like it. I like get an idea of that with the average rating. In Caps case, the average rating is 6.8. This doesn’t sound like much but considering the average ratings of Thor, Iron Man 2, and The Incredible Hulk are 6.7, 6.5, and 6.1, respectively, Captain America is holding up well. The highest “Avenger” is Iron Man at 7.6.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    4 million in midnight screenings...

    by Goldfingah

    ...the best of any comic book movie this year. It's not looking bad at all, box-office wise.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Well said nabster

    by Stalkeye

    Anyone with a user ID such as Bibleman is an obvious "Red Flag". (pun intended) I don't know whose more of a batshit, him or 'blender. But regardless who wins the zany kook contest, we all lose here. Jus sayin.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by AsimovLives

    That is a very fuced up situation. and it's the peace loving people who get to suffer the most. i just wish all those fuckers coudl be put in a desert island aloone an dwithout food and have them forced to eat each other. The lone survivor would get as a reward a bullet in his fucking head.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Mets in 1941?

    by hank

    game on the radio might be a mistake

  • July 22, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    the_choppah, I have no Idea, I'm completely mortified.

    by ganymede3010

    I should panning this movie into oblivion right now. There wasn't one jaw-dropping moment in the movie besides ***SPOILER*** the cosmic cube beaming the RedSkull to what appeared to be Asgard. Despite the movies shortcomings there was enough in it to make up for it's apparent deficiencies.

  • That should had been Harry's review. "I really loved it". That's it. Nothing more. It would be so short and to the point it would even be meta. Really, this review is such a waste of words for so little to say. Did Jesus died on the cross for this?

  • July 22, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    starting = starving

    by AsimovLives

  • July 22, 2011, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Damn, I was really looking forward to this

    by MrFusion

    but the rule of reversing Harry's opinion is never wrong for me. Maybe I'll rent it.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    stalkeye, religious red-wingers are by their very definition loonies.

    by AsimovLives

    And morons.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Sorry BlenderBender, the fangeek lives on!

    by Mattman

    $4 million in midnight showings. It's looking like at least a $50 million weekend. It will do at least as well as Thor, which has raked in $450 worldwide. Avengers will be massive.

  • July 22, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Asi, good to see you buddy

    by Mattman

    Love the comments on Harry's 'writing' :)

  • July 22, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Not a "button"

    by follyway

    I could be mistaken here but I have never heard of it referred to as a "button" before. Isn't the correct term "stinger"?

  • ..."while I was watching an advanc screener for Conan The Barbarian on my Samsung wd360BS Blu-Ray player alongside my 75' LED LGHDTV courtesy of Amazon for all the sponsered links on my site, My beautiful wife Patricia..er, Yoko aswered the phone and to my surprise (Really, Harry?) we were invited to the premeire of Captain America thanks to my buddies at the Alamo Moviehouse." "I was always a fan of Cap especially when reliving his comic based adventures through my huge collection of Mego Dolls and now he's finally getting his due in celluloid and not that shitastic 1990 film by Albert Pyun....so we whicked off to the Alamo and...(blah,blah,blah..) Mind you I didn't bother to read Ginzilla's review as to not only avoid spoilers, but his writing is coming off a bit narcissistic. Iv'e been hearing good things about this film, so no doubt I'll be there with my friends Saturday morning. (to avoid the huge moviegoer crowd after !2:00 PM) Hopefully, I'll enjoy it as much as Harry did.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Wait, there's a Mets game on the radio?

    by FluffyUnbound

    You've got to be effing kidding me.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    3 weeks til I get to see it!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Here's to it doing even better than Thor (which has been a great success) and silencing some very annoying people on here ;) (well, whatever it does it probably won't be good enough for some people)

  • July 22, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    This will do well in USA but....

    by LionelRL

    ...Harry Potter will remain King of the silver screen worldwide. Lionel predicts this will do poor numbers outside of the USA.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Yes!!! The ORIGINAL ANDROID HUMAN TORCH

    by rockgolf

    Love the Easter Eggs in this film, from the star on the cab door that is Steve's first shield to the "Modern MARVELS" exhibit Steve & Bucky take their dates to. And there in the middle of the exhibit, the submerged form of Professor Phineas Horton original Android Human Torch. <br><br> So we got one Human Torch in the same room as the other.<br><br> Let's face it. Most fanboys (well, okay, at least me) thought this film was going to be the runt of the Marvel litter. Released only months after Thor, it seemed to have B-movie written all over it. Instead it has heart, humor, action, and the greatest respect to the source material. Even using the original heraldic shield Cap started with.<br><br> Well, except for Dark Knight, this Marvel run kicked the ass of every DC film released.<br><br> Marvel is becoming the new Pixar.

  • July 22, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    thats the way they talk

    by emeraldboy

    in northern ireland. choppah.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Wonderful movie. Best summer fare in long while.

    by Arteska

    Near perfect really. Johnston deserves heaps of credit. Pretty sure this is my favorite Marvel movie now.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Cap pulls in $4 million during midnight screenings

    by Hesiod2k7

    Topping "Thor" and "X-Men: First Class" (not to mention Green lantern). Paramount is now projecting a $60 million opening weekend, which would be very good considering the stiff competition. I think it may get close to $70 million.

  • July 22, 2011, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Box Office Mojo is projecting a $62 mil opening weekend

    by Hesiod2k7

    http://boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3216&p=.htm

  • July 22, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    and blair is the one who is responsible..

    by emeraldboy

    he let all of the republican and loyalist prisoners out of jail. blair screwed the justice system in northern ireland by declaring in law that prisoners who re offend will get a reduction in their sentences. A man who was in the ira, shot a man in cold blood 25 years ago. but he skipped the country and returned to work for sinn feinn as a peace activist. and was fully signed to the belfast agreement. His past caught up with him and he was arrested. Murder is murder and he would have got life in prison accept that under the terms of good friday agreement his sentence was reduced. and i think he got 5 years in prison. he is currently appealing that. The british govt set up HET. Historical inquiries team. Neither side recognises this. the travers family were walking back from mass when the family were ambushed by an Ira team, 25 years ago. Judge john travers was shot six times and died in 2009, his youngest daughter Mary was shot three times in front of him and died in the back of the ambulance. one of those who was charged and punished was Mary McArdle. she has never apologised for her part in that atrocity. and has been involved in 7 other murders. never once has mary mcArdle ever met the travers family and she refuses to say sorry saying only that it was a tragic mistake. and her reward for this is unbelievable. She got a job promotion in the northern ireland department of the arts. and her salary is 80 k a year. McArdle, did her time and qualified for release under the good friday agreement. and the man who made this all happen a few years after the good friday agreement lead his country to war in irag and afghanistan. But both clinton and blair really failed to understand that northern ireland is and will remain secterian country. and northern ireland peace lines will never be taken down and thanks to sinn feinn all those security check points and posts and towers were. but the scum of the real ira and continuity ira have filled the vaccum. and some of the loyalists have become more menacing. and the dirty protests have returned. sorry for the long post.

  • If... it had James Cameron worthy choreography and action, it would have been a Marvel benchmark and near masterpiece. As is, old fans will get misty-eyed when they witness it with family. --I did. Highly recommended.

  • July 22, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    IT'S GOOD. The 3D conversion wasn't terrible too.

    by Pixelsmack

    Refreshing mood to this film compared to the other Marvel ones. I still think the first Xmen and Ironman are the best Marvel ones, but Cap' really is fun and feel good...at least parts.

  • But I am excited to see CA this weekend and I find it ironic that a fascist fuck like you would cheer CA when in fact you are best represented by a Hydra stooge getting his teeth smashed by Cap's shield.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Best movie I've seen this summer. (3 1/2 stars)

    by Thanos0145

    I was a skeptic about Chris Evans as Cap but he proved me wrong. There is no doubt in my mind that he can pull off the acting chops to lead the Avengers. Harry is right, this movie is Raiders, Rocketeer, and Sky Captain rolled into one. I loved the easter egg of Jim Hammond (original Human Torch) at the World's Fair. Unlike Thor's romance which felt forced, Joe Johnston handled the Cap/Peggy romance perfectly. The only problems I had with the film was the lack of a awe when Cap was in action. The Incredible Hulk showed it when Blonsky took on the Hulk at Betty's college. The movie didn't show how they revived Cap but hopefully, that will be shown in the Avengers movie. Joe Johnston did a fine job and this movie is on par with the first Iron Man movie.

  • July 22, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    DING DONG, the blender is dead!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Blackwood got benderblender to call it quits over in the Enemy's CAP talkback! All hail blackwood!!

  • i am not and there were points that i actually yawned. i will watch it again with my brother this weekend. maybe it's better once the expectations are gone. Thor was that way for me. So was X Men First Class.

  • July 22, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Sky Captain

    by Keith

    I liked Sky Captain.

  • July 22, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Oddly enough, I put up a new shower curtain and rings today. :-)

    by Triple_J_72

    Oh by the way... GREAT movie! I did catch the Human Torch reference, that was cool. Didn't they say Namor was going to be in this? Meh... it's OK. Evans was terrific, I liked how they handled Bucky's character, Tommy Lee Jones was badass, the comedy was good, definitely a "Raiders" vibe, complete with "Wilhelm" screams, the music was kinda generic but catchy... all in all, great fun! Can't wait for next summer. End of ramble. :-)

  • Well it didn't take long did it? Having read Harry's "review", it was inevitable that the mere mention of Captain America broached the always landmine laiden debate of the United States' sense of exceptionalism, patriotism and who necessarily embodies such an ideal, followed by the equally ad hominem laiden deconstruction of Republicans. This is all over the top to me. These characters have in so many ways evolved to fit the times to which they were created/adapted it is all but folly to apply a party label, save among the most simple of archetype or ideals. Even as a born and bred conservative, never have I thought a party had a monopoly on a value, I just felt their priorities in how they represented those values differered. But if you had to get down into the nitty gritty of just how I think the characters discussed in the thread shake out, it's somewhat hard to say, but here's why I am going to take issue with hesiod2k7's digression on these things b/c at least someone earlier in the thread had presence of mind to break down the difference between a New Deal (or for that matter Cold War) era Democrat and their modern Left counterparts to compliment that, by breaking down characters like Captain America, Iron Man, Batman and Green Arrow. I'd like to say I think of the characters as follows: Captain America: Cap was created in 1940's and the feel of Joe Johnson's film is unabashedly cut from that cloth, in nearly the same mythical form, but for the record, Cap was also a recruiting tool in many ways a useful one against the "America First" isolationist impulse (talk about "conservatives" I no longer recognize). Marvel actually tried bringing the character back for Korea -- Cap sold poorly. When he came back yet again, in the Silver Age of the 1960's, creators used this sort of "man out of time" motif with him. Cap was constantly struggling with his relevance and it seemed better to have him fighting say Ultron rather than punching a North Vietcong in the face. He was muddled in this sort of amoral quagmire whenever he was confronted with something so controversial b/c the babyboomers were injecting their naked contempt of the Vietnam War into his title. Since that time Cap has constantly been re-invented to be the American Spirit, a point he has made time and again, breaking with the government not once, but multiple times, the most memorable being Civil War, when Cap fought against the idea of hero registration. Cap like so many of his contemporaries is something of what the times require, though I'd argue his Ultimate version has at times seemed an apologetic self-parody, but that's another can of worms. Iron Man: Like his Avenger contemporary, Tony Stark was definitely a man of his era. Marvel loosely used Howard Hughes (himself no stranger to polarizing labels) as the inspiration for the character. Stark is an inventor and a genius who at some molecular level knows who he is and is comfortable with being thought of as an arms dealer, but only as cover to being a scientist who wants to better the world through technology. Stark is in short more a pragmatic technocrat, than anything. Still, he has been cast as having a sort of allegedly conservative leaning, particularly if you watch him hand that reporter her own ass in that exchange in the first Iron Man film. His ideals were recently recast as a futurist mold during the Civil War storyline, wherein Iron Man and Cap split over the idea of hero registration in a conflict that literally rips the Marvel universe in half. Green Arrow: Oliver Queen was a semi-absurd Batman knock-off, until DC in the 1970's decided to make him relevant for his era thus making him all too easy to peg, politically. Queen was for all intents and purposes the voice of the McGovern Left that seized the Democratic Party and didn't really relinquish control save by obfuscation in the 1990's. He is at his heart, a leftist, all but shy of Chomsky dressed as Robin Hood. Nevertheless, for as off-putting as that might be, it doesn't make him uninteresting and part of the joy of watching those Silver Age morally ambiguous characters struggle when their code doesn't fit to their era. Batman: Like Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne is the pampered, irresponsible, outward impression of the Republican stereotype, but I cannot help but wonder having not necessarily earned all his wealth and constantly being compared to Hugh Hefner by more than one of his early writer's, I tend to think Wayne is more male fantasy than any one political party. Frank Miller turned him into crusading Dirty Harry vigilante, but for any of you who read TDKR graphic novel and thought for a moment he was a Republican I cannot help but wonder what you were reading (Incidently, in an almost surreal moment, Miller was later accussed of being a GOP shill for 300, for reasons that continue to baffle even me). Batman's every bit the rugged individualist, but he's not called the Caped Crusader for nothing. He is the law (or semblence thereof) where there is none and I tend to feel his title does embrace sense that man had a tragic nature, which all classical conservatives recognize as a part of their philosophy. Andrew Klavan of The National Review had this to say about TDK: "This film gives us a portrait of the hero as a man reviled. In his fight against the terrorist Joker, Batman has to devise new means of surveillance, push the limits of the law, and accept the hatred of the press and public. If that sounds reminiscent of a certain former president — whose stubborn integrity kept the nation safe and turned the tide of war — don’t mention it to the mainstream media. Our journalists know that good men are often despised by the mob; it just never seems to occur to them that they might be the mob themselves." So again, in summary, I think it'd be more fair to say heroes live more in archetypes moreso than they do parties. Like the parties themselves, they have evolved, but I'm sorry, there are too many officials and people who call themselves "Republican" with whom I do not find favor and I find it as intellectually lazy as it is insulting to paste such broad generalizations into just who they're allegedly supposed to be.

  • July 22, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Just saw the movie with my son...

    by Sci-FiJunky

    He is 7. I have been taking him to movies since he was 4. This is the first time in his movie going life that he has told me he wants to see a movie again. This movie is the best super hero movie I have ever seen. My son thinks so, too.

  • July 22, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Captain America was terrible. Terribly Boring.

    by Ringwearer9

    It's quite sad that the only bright spots were Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull, and his sidekick Dr. Zola. Everyone else was sleepwalking through the film. Mr. Puny McSkinnypants didn't become a Super Soldier til almost 45 minutes in, after being lectured and picked on by practically everyone, and he never cracks a smile throughout the entire flick. In a movie where our hero fights Nazi evil, the only person who had any fun killing Nazis was The Red Skull himself. And the Red Skull as an opponent was amazingly ineffectual ... Captain America invades one of his bases, by himself, and then releases a bunch of normal human soldiers from a cell .... who proceed to perform superheroic feats themselves, stealing laser rifles and tanks and basically overrunning the entire base, which the Red Skull obligingly blows up for them rather then make any attempt to stop them. The movie was nothing but Talk Talk Talk, about who deserves to have super soldier powers, why he deserved to have super soldier powers, and, when he wants to use them, why he shouldn't. It's endless, boring, time killing, time wasting padded non-storytelling. The love interest isn't appealing, the "buddy" Cap rescues isn't charming (and neither is Cap) the crusty platoon commander isn't funny (though he tries). The movie is boring and grim, and doesn't have a spark of human interest or real heroics beyond one moment with a grenade, and the scenery chewing ambitions of the Red Skull. It's remarkable that the only time Captain America comes to life is in a brief after-credits scene, which I think was directed by Joss Whedon, the director of The Avengers, and the trailer for the Avengers that was also shown after the credits, looks amazing. Moral. Skip this boring, time-wasting "prequel" to The Avengers and just go see The Avengers.

  • July 22, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans the leader of the Marvel Universe? LOL

    by chien_sale

    he's a wimp

  • July 23, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Seriously?

    by David Bolton

    Ringwearer9 has it right on the money—the movie is tv show quality (and by that I mean cable) schmaltz at best. Christ, you people have low standards if you think this is on par with Iron Man, or even Thor.

  • Good start, lost focus in Act II, III is a snooze.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    My own verdict of Capt. America: good, not great.

    by Orbots Commander

    What actually didn't work for me was Hydra, and the over top cartoonishness of the organization. I hated the masked bad guys, the blue laser guns, the two armed salute, all of it. The positives are that Chris Evans and his supporting cast, including a very funny Tommy Lee Jones, shined. Evans carried the film on his back. Overall, the just-on-the-edge-of-campy tone really didn't do it for me. I would have loved a Captain America WWII adventure in the vein of The Guns of Navarone or Where Eagles Dare. There was a hint of that in the bridge/train sequence, but it was only too brief.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST

    The action sequences were actually surprisingly blah.

    by Orbots Commander

    Again, aside from the well done train sequence, and Cap's origin when he chases the bad guy mole and fishes him out of his personal submarine.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Saw it.

    by micturatingbenjamin

    And if you don't like comic movies -- this ain't the movie to change your mind. It's a pulpy action flick. VERY reminiscent of Rocketeer. Watching this thing unfold, it was as Harry said, almost fetishistic in its portrayal of the character and the Marvel Universe even. From the Howling Commandos to a cameo by one of the first Marvels, this flick is VERY good at portraying the Marvel U as a real damned place with a real damned history. If you don't like simple plotted, good vs. evil actioner popcorn movies -- This ain't the movie that changes your mind either. Like Thor, it feels like there was A LOT more before the first edit that we could have seen. But, unlike Thor, ancillary characters all were given their arcs like they were supposed to. I happen to LOVE comic book flicks. This was nearly as good as DKR for me, because it had a REAL good guy fighting the all time baddies the Nazis (Yeah, Hydra, what the fuck ever, they're also Nazis.) I'm not lying, for me, it was almost as good as DKR in portrayal of the characters. Hugo Weaving, and this is speaking as someone of German descent AND who lived in Germany for his formative years, has one of the better German accents in filmic history. He sounds like a guy from the border between Germany and Austria. Effects: Only when Skinny Steve is walking directly toward the camera does it look strange in the slightest. The roto is AWESOME in this flick for the most part. 3D -- Saw it in 3D -- and they do LOTS with the 3D in this flick -- great stuff that made me feel like I spent the extra buck or two on something they were going to do -- and the Amazing Spidey trailer was DOPE in 3D. Acting: Chris Evans is heroic. He's really Captain America by the time the real action starts, and it all makes sense. Hugo Weaving again, makes this movie EVEN Better! Tommy Lee Jones puts on the Tommy Lee show, (without effing Pamela Anderson) and the guy playing Arnim Zola is great as well. The female lead, can't remember her name, is good too, tough sassy that kind of thing. No one's going home with a best supporting or best actor nod for this -- but that's not the kind of movie this is. Score: Menken's 'Star Spangled Man' is catchy, and should have been the score. Silvestri should have taken the major chords, and used that as an orchestration for the action scenes. Lucas and Spielberg KNEW that when they did Indy, having a Sousa-esque march for the hero rocks. Is it the best movie for supers this year? It's fighting it out with X-Men First Class for me. But damn, it is better than the first Spider-Man movie in terms of translating the character from the entire run of comics to a film. Just my opinion. See this! Even if you wait for DVD or Netflix, you won't be disappointed. It was a lot of fun. MB

  • July 23, 2011, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Just got back from Captain America, I loved it!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Awesome super hero movie; one of the best of all time.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST

    WARNING! SMALL SPOILER..VERY SMALL...EASTER EGG...!

    by jdrake

    Did you catch the "easter egg" during the fair scene? There he was...the ORIGINAL Golden Age Human Torch in all his glory...encased in a VERY large "test tube"!

  • July 23, 2011, 3:16 a.m. CST

    mattman

    by AsimovLives

    Thanks. It's good to be back.

  • I'm just avoiding reading any more review from AICN, to avoid getting a case of hype backlash, if you know what i mean.

  • Let's face it, setting it in the 40s is a great oportunity for the art department go crazy on the production design, and fill the movie with all those wodnerful stylish 1940s cool designs. I dare anybody who liked the mvoie to not say that the look of the movie was part of what made them enjoy it. 1940s glamour never ceases to look cool.

  • July 23, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Not even average

    by Dragon

    The movie was a colossal bore.

  • July 23, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Genderblender

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Your comment about Harry Potter -- was that from Boxofficemojo's 'Captain America' Could Top the Mighty 'Potter'. You numbnuts. MB

  • July 23, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Why was the lighting so bad?

    by BoyNamedSue

    It's not something I pay attention to in most movies, but I couldn't help but notice the bad/very dark lighting throughout the film. Did anyone else notice?

  • July 23, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Loved it

    by Hipshot

    Just a terrific superhero movie, with tremendous heart.

  • July 23, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Looks like they beat Potter

    by FluffyUnbound

    Pretty handily.

  • July 23, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Captain America stunk

    by successor

    <p>The film has major problems. Two montages during the film. The war bonds montage was fine, but then another one for the Hydra bases? Were they rushed? Why not just attack one big base at the climax?</p> <p>I liked the foot chase with the Hydra agent, but even that had problems. Like why didn't Rogers commandeer a car to chase the enemy agent down? Why run barefoot through the streets like an idiot and risk getting glass or metal in his feet? And why didn't Peggy, an experienced military officer, shoot the tires out of the escaping car? And the agent blows up an empty arena? Why not wait till the government and military men are there to kill them? Just as a distraction? And why is Peggy using a Walther PPK during WWII? Shouldn't she have a Colt pistol or a revolver or a British gun like a Webley?</p> <p>The attack on the base felt like a 1940's version of Metal Gear Solid with Cap as Snake. And Red Skull is sophisticated enough to have CCTV in the 1940s, but he can't make one bomb to blow up his whole base. Not to mention they don't have CCTV on the outside of the base. Or retina scan ID and security cards. And if Captain America is so strong, why not jump across the chasm and beat the hell out of Red Skull instead of chatting with him?</p> <p>The politically correct pandering was ridiculous. No Nazis or even a swastika in a WWII film?! And an army unit composed of a black, a Japanese-American from Fresno, a Brit and a burly guy. Did Johnston and the writers realize that blacks were segregated in WWII and Japanese-Americans were interred in US concentration camps till near the end of the war? And where are the Soviets? You know, the guys who beat the Nazis at Stalingrad.</p> <p>And Red Skull is stupid enough to leave out his military target plans on a table for all to see? Not once but twice?</p>

  • July 23, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Fun but not great

    by eman1111

    Overall enjoyed Cap as it was a fun movie, but of the four superhero movies I have seen this summer it would rank third. Thor and X-Men are clearly #1 while Cap comes in second, and the very inconsistent and disappointing Green Lantern comes in 4th. Evans was really good and when Weaving was given something to work with he was great. The end and the beginning were the best parts for me. But the best part of the whole movie was the after credits teaser trailer to the Avengers, that was amazing and although I had seen the pirated version in all of its grainy glory the big screen HD version was awesome. Why Cap wasn't great for me was the lack of any real emotion about any character in fact the only relationship that seemed top have an depth was the one between Steve and Dr. Erskine. Outside of that the love story was bland as there was no chemistry there at all, Steve and Bucky not a lot there either and having Steve in a burned out bar complaining about not being able to get drunk after Bucky is dead without shedding a tear, very weak. As far as the rest of the team they were not developed at all. Speaking of the rest of the team or the rainbow coalition as I am callinig it I found it pathetically PC that they had a white guy, a black guy, a Japanese guy and a french guy. The white guy was Dum Dum although I don't ever remember hearing his name and they didn't develop these characters at all not one whit. The middle of the movie was so rushed with the attacks on the Hydra bases being montaged and I have to agree with many previous posters that you never felt Cap was in a bit of danger and the fight with Red Skull was really pathetic. I would have been classic to have them two of them just beat the shit out of each other, bloody noses, bloody lips, cracked ribs, both of them panting as they try to maul each other with their bare hands. Instead we get one of the blandest fights I have ever seen committed to screen. So those are my complaints, but I still enjoyed the movie overall as the positive elements outweighed the negative although it is too bad they didn't fix those elements because it could have been great. As far as Harry is concerned he was going to geek out about this movie no matter what, but this is not a perfect superhero movie and is in the upper middle of Marvel superhero movies for me.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    successor

    by Hipshot

    You have some points, but apparently are unaware that Japanese American soldiers did indeed serve in Europe during WW2 in "nisei" units, with GREAT distinction. Most of the "multicultural" group was the Howling Commandos from the original Marvel Comic books, and they took the position that they were the mixed remnants of several different groups that went against Hydra, were decimated, and ended up in a prison camp together. Cap then chose among those prison camp inmates to create the group he wanted backing him in the field.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Friday Estimates: 1. Captain America $25,750,000

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    2. Harry Potter / Deathly Hallows (P2) $14,630,000. Now where's that crazy cat lady who said Cap would fail?

  • July 23, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    AMY WINEHOUSE WAS FOUND DEAD

    by Hipshot

    Sad waste of talent.

  • July 23, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Successor, I hear ya buddy.

    by steve

    I was sitting in the cinema last night and some guy next to me had the balls to say it was a fun popcorn superhero movie. I stood up for 10 minutes and screamed at him about banal meaningless shit that could possibly mean something if the physics and hell, the entire movie was based even vaguely in reality. The dude punched me out for being a dick that needs to get out more. I totally deserved it.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    AMY WINEHOUSE'S DEAD & CAPTAIN AMERICA IS AVERAGE

    by Justin Womack

    YEP, the stupid cartoon looking HYDRA henchmen killed it alone. I can't stand the ignorance of henchmen that use flame throwers when super powered lazers make more sense. The story for Captain America was intriguing and I enjoyed the origin aspects, but the action looked bad and the climax was weak. The fight between Red Skull and Cap' should have been much more epic. Bucky should have died at the hands of Red Skull directly also. None of this falling off a train crap after losing to some cheesy looking robot thing. And Amy Winehouse didn't want to go to rehab.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    I'm aware that men of Japanese descent served in WWII

    by eman1111

    The point I was making is that it seemed PC, I have only read the more modern Cap so am not aware of who made up the howling commandos. So if the HC's were made up of all those different ethnicities then it was appropriate for the film to do so as well. Still hold to the fact that they didn't do one thing to develop any of those characters though so it could have been any group of guys that made up Cap's team and it wouldn't have mattered one way or another.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    eman1111

    by Hipshot

    I too was disappointed that the HC had personality characteristics, but not actual personalities--and they didn't actually name them, which seemed like a very strange choice indeed. That was one of the things that kept it from being classic, but I personally still enjoyed it immensely.

  • July 23, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    I Couldn't Get Past Seeing Dr Zola as Karl Rove & Truman Capote

    by Justin Womack

    Toby Jones is no chameleon. The man creeps the shit out of me and I always see him as either Truman Capote, Karl Rove, or a lovable munchkin. I think Dr Zola with a swastika tattooed across his face would have been more appropriate and menacing. The Red Skull should have had more inspired plans too. Rather than blowing up everywhere, he could have maybe had a more focused agenda. He also should have killed Hitler in this and there should have been some kind of power struggle. He could have locked Hitler in a burning theater and shot him with a machine gun. One more thing, I needed more Stanley Tucci. We could have learned more about his previous failures and maybe he could have shown some guilt about testing his first procedure on a lonely Nazi. If the machine amplifies everything, maybe put Thor in there and see what happens. Tucci should have apologized for kiling that little girl in the Lovely Bones too, that was just mean.

  • July 23, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Cap pulled in $25.8 mil.

    by Anthrax

    Looks like it'll get to about 60 once the weekend is out. All those folks who said it would get crushed by Potter, that movie dropped 84% in it's second weekend so far. For whatever any of that info is worth. Saw that bit this morning, and I know how some of you kids love your box office stats.

  • From the public wasn't so naked after all.

  • July 23, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I really like Potter, but BO-wise....

    by Orbots Commander

    ...all those movie are front loaded. All the rabid Potter fans get out the first week or so and see it, while the uninitiated may check it out of curiosity. The last installment in particular is not very non-Potter fan friendly. If somebody walked in to it cold, you wouldn't know what the hell was going on. We'll have to wait and see, though, if Cap is the same phenomenon. Is its opening just comics/Cap/Avengers fans? What percentage are non-comics fan moviegoers? While I was mixed on it, I thought it did a fine job of being non fan friendly.

  • July 23, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Captain Norway- not so great.

    by UltraTron

    Jeebus. Just give this real life terminator over to me. I will put a braintrust of scientists together. We'll determine how to induce the highest levels of pain ever experienced by a living creature. I promise to keep him alive for 3 months. Beyond electroshocks to keep his heart and brain fully aware during the continuous hell on earth he will experience- I'm sure someone has some nanites that could reconstruct some parts. Perhaps even regrow heart valves that blow out. I saw a show where they print heart valves. By his actions I'm sure this robot doesn't care if he lives or dies. UltraTron could make him KNOW- he would much rather have died 3 months prior to when I began working on him.

  • July 23, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Favorite line...

    by carlotta_valdes

    I can swim. GO GET HIM!

  • July 23, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Not a great film...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...but it was a great, earnest Captain America film. Enjoyed the hell out of it!

  • If he thinks sales are bad now, wait six months from now, when the shock value of DC's "new universe" bullshit is gone. Oh, and your predictions of Captain America's box office performance: so far, way off!

  • July 23, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    great start but otherwise pretty lame movie

    by DanSh1138

    I saw Cap on Thursday midnight show, after seeing a lot of early negative reviews my expectations going in were pretty low. I liked the movie up until he became Captain America and started doing the sped up running crap.. and it pretty much went downhill from there for me. About an hour or so into it I realized that they had to start wrapping things up and it'd be over soon and honestly I was pretty relieved when it was. Nothing really happened, there were no huge battles or anything like that, mostly slow motion shots of Cap jumping over crap and things exploding. What I still don't understand is that most iconic comic characters have at least 20 or 30 years of stories to draw from but most of the movie scripts about the characters end up sucking. In my opinion, it's just not that good of a movie and if you look at it from lowered expectations, it's not that good of a comic-book movie either.

  • July 23, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Who gives a shit about Amy Drughouse?

    by Stalkeye

    She like so many artists who passed via substance abuse have wasted not only their talents but lives as well. Is drugs such a great thing that it worth throwing your career,fame and fortune out the window? There are people dying (mostly due to no fault of their own.) that would have love to trade places with these selfish self indulgent twats. Even the almighty Jimi Hendrix fucked up royally and this guy was brilliant. They never learn, next up...oh, Lindseyyyyyyy..

  • July 23, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    it takes a real (wo)man to admit you were WRONG

    by oisin5199

    As we all predicted you would be, genderbenderblender. Captain America has been mentioned alongside Raiders of the Lost Ark as a great summer movie. Beat Harry Potter, which dropped majorly. Cap has arrived. Keep 'em flying!

  • July 23, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Oh, BTW Cap'n A was A OK!!

    by Stalkeye

    Best of the three Marvel entries this Summer. That's right, I said it.

  • July 23, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    stalkeye:

    by UltraTron

    Cocaaiine iz a powafull druug.

  • July 23, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Your summary is hella flawed.

    by Shermdawg

  • July 23, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Yes GenderBlender, you're an idiot

    by D.Vader

    You've made this perfectly clear, we all get it.

  • July 23, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Hey Blender

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Much respect for admitting your wrongness. I'm about to respect you a whole bunch more by pointing out: The Macarena. Was mainstream as all hell and complete shit. Not the best anything, except the best example of mass hypnosis. Anyway, let's head over to a Cowboys and Aliens thread and shit on that movie. I want to like it, but even I know when a premise sucks balls off a hog. MB

  • July 23, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Saw this at the pre-screening last night...

    by Rocco

    ...eh. Harry, you're going a bit over the top here. Perhaps your experience is accentuated by being a huge Captain America fan growing up (he wasn't on my favourite superheroes list, so I'm not as familiar with him as you) and that has something to do with it. This movie was solid. Fun to watch. Well executed. But more or less, pretty cookie-cutter.

  • July 23, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Genderblender, I think I speak for everyone when I say

    by Mattman

    SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • July 23, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    You're right, hipshot

    by successor

    <p>Japanese-Americans did serve with distinction in the conflict. If this site had an edit function, I'd change "near the end of the war" to "part of WWII."</p> <p>And I did like the part with the kid telling Cap to go get him. If the movie had more scenes like that, it would have been fantastic. Hayley Atwell looked sexy as hell and Stanley Tucci was great. Hugo Weaving felt too much like a Hydra version of Agent Smith, though. I half-expected him to say, "Mr. Anderson" to Cap. Chris Evans was blandsville. He played the part adequately but with little charisma. I wouldn't follow his Captain America into Dunkin' Donuts much less Nazi Germany.</p>

  • July 23, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Is it me or did Red Skull really not seem like that big of a threat?

    by sunwukong86

    He could create all these huge weapons, but he didnt do anything with them. I had the same problem with Loki in Thor, he just didnt really seem to be that big of a problem

  • July 23, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by dodgethis27

    Harry, great review. You write reviews the way you want and I respect that. There is no need for you to write reviews like a "typical" reviewer because we have plenty of those and frankly we don't need any more. Loved Captain America. There is so much about it to rave about. And at the risk of sounding like a fag, it features the best romance of any super hero movie made. It felt real and was heartbreaking. The fact that it ended with him saying "I had a date" in times square was just so cool to me. It wasn't perfect but if you didn't at least like it, then please get the hell off this site and turn in your geek card.

  • July 24, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Saw Cap. It was decent.

    by DoctorWho?

    I don't think I like the way Joe Johnson films action scenes.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    dodgethis27, you suck. And Harry, so do you.

    by Ringwearer9

    I don't know what it is. Harry, Moriarty, Devin Faraci, all wrote gigantic long apologies for the film. I get the sense they all got together and twittered eachother until they had built up their circle-jerk consensus. I also get the feeling that there's this retarded belief in their own power to influence the public, and to help "create" the Marvel Universe On Film by their support. And I guess that in their egotistical minds, they are providing ultimate support for the Avengers movie, and for Geek God Joss Whedon, the director, by supporting the lead-in films. And since Captain America is the leader of the Avengers, it's vitally important that his movie be the best of the lead-ins, right? I mean, it HAS to be, doesn't it? Even if it isn't, it still must be. And then if the Avengers is a success, they can congratulate themselves for contributing to its success because of how they helped Captain America succeed with their false, forced, self-involved boosterism. In short, I hate geeks. I hate you too, dodgethis27, because you just used Harry's bullying philosophy ... "turn in your geek cards now". If you aren't "geeking" out, if you don't let your critical faculties be eclipsed by how much shallow, artless, and pedantic "referencing" a film is flattering you with (Oh God, the movie knows about an obscure bit of Captain America Trivia that only I and my fellow Captain America Fans Know! I Worship This Film!) then you aren't a "true fan", you aren't part of the club, you aren't an "elite geek" of worthless comic book trivia.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    I agree 100%

    by CherryValance

    I don't have the comic book background most geeks do, but I love superhero movies and I thought it was top notch. As perfect as Chris Evans was I thought Hugo Weaving was perfecter. He already gets a lot of credit but honestly the guy deserves more. Everyone involved in this did a great job. I know it's not the type of thing to get awards recognition but it really should. A-plusses, hugs and cookies for everyone that put this movie together. :D

  • July 24, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST

    ringwearer9

    by DoctorWho?

    I didn't scroll up to check so I apologize if you weighed in...did you HATE it?<p> I thought it was 'good'. Not even 'REALLY good...just good. Geeking out like an idiot for this film is hard to fathom. Harry quote: "...this movie makes me want to dance, to run and to jump" Really Harry? REALLY?? That great huh? I think maybe I felt that way for SW or Raiders but this??<p> But in the end, I applaud it. Marvel and Feige are handling these properties (and the egos attached) quite deftly. We'll have an AVENGERS film the way it should be done. After each one gets to tell their own story and establish an identity separate from the group. Glass half full.

  • My expectations have dropped considerably. Maybe thatz a good thing? Anyway, you fucking molecule of feces, I want to remind people that actually understand reality that fascism is an extension of right-wing totalitarianism not socialism. In socialism people agree to a social contract (to whatever extent that contract is brought) for the purpose of helping combine resources for the overall well being of the country. It is also called teamwork in smaller circles of people. Just because your reality is devoid of facts and reason doesn't mean everyone else's is. Fuck you very much.

  • July 24, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Cap'n 'merica

    by AbramsPRIME

    Well if the Grand Poo Bah Fat Turd Boy liked it.....it probably suckx hard ala Tron:Legacy, Green Lantern etc. Seriously I think all that Blubber has liquified and gone straight to his Whale like brain. Hopefully I'm wrong but usually if Tubby the Hutt gushes, it's gonna be SHITTE...

  • July 24, 2011, 4:58 a.m. CST

    LMMFAO@ The Teatard called Bibleman

    by Stalkeye

    Jesus (no pun intended) man, you are fucking pathetic and even worse your counter attacks are rife with nonsensical babble. In Layman's terms: "You's a corny muthafucker"! Actually, judging from your posts/tirades/ramblings, I would diagnose you as a Schizophernic with a dose of Asperger's Syndrome. Ergo, you are Batshit and in dire need of Mental help (can you say "lobotomy"?) Between you, Gobalex and now the (alleged) rape victim Genderblender, it's no wonder why this site is going to hell (oops, did I say the "H" word?) and even knucledraggers like Braindrain has way more class than you bottomfeeding fucks. You know what, I don't really need to trash you any further "fuhrer" you're doing an outstanding job yourself. Bravo Sir!

  • July 24, 2011, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Saw it. Loved it.

    by Sketchy_Jawa

    Chris Evans is Captain America. I can't remember having this much fun watching a movie in a long time. While I loved Iron Man, and still do, I think I just kind of forgot what it was like to watch a super-hero movie where the super-hero was that guy you could pull for no matter what. Don't get me wrong: the flawed super-hero is a great idea, but it seems like almost all of them have been that way as of late. It was a great...umm..."return to form?" Not sure if that's the right phrase, but it seems right. Iron Man = the egotistical hero; Thor = the "I'm better than humanity, but I will save them" hero (so yes also a little egotistical as well, yet recently somewhat humbled); Hulk = the good man with incredible, but uncontrollable power; Captain America = the ultimate good guy. This is gonna be a helluva team. Not to mention Hawkeye and Black Widow. I. Can't. Wait.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:22 a.m. CST

    doctorwho, "hate" is too strong a word.

    by Ringwearer9

    I'm kinda mad that I got talked into going to see it, by a friend, but it was good to hang out, to its not all bad. But I don't hate the film ... I just felt nothing much for it. It was just ... boring. You don't hate things that bore you, you just want to switch channels, or walk out. I kinda hated X-Men: First Class, earlier this year, because it was so badly made, with such horrible dialogue and editing, and a kinda repulsive philosophy ... but at least it had an "ethos" to react to. I was actively offended by it, but not "bored". I wasn't offended by Captain America, I was bored by it. It failed to get me to feel ANYTHING, even hate. And that's worse, in my opinion. It's utterly forgettable. Why can't Harry TELL us that aspect of a film? Why must it all about how the film somehow made him feel like the film-makers are Santa Claus, giving him PRESENTS personally by making their childhood-mining nostalgia exercise? Why can't he think about his readers, who will go to see this film without his background of geek-mindless screeching happiness? If only he thought about other people than himself. Massawyrm tries to do that, manages to warn away those who won't react to his own Harry-kissing reviews. Harry won't do it. It must be about Harry, and Harry alone. Fuck anyone who won't go there with him and "high five" him afterwards. Harry assures us that he isn't paid to gush like a little girl about movies. But he goes out of his way to find elements of the movie that he claims make him FEEL like was paid, personally stroked, by the elements in the film he SAYS tickle his inner "geek".

  • July 24, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Cap 2/Avengers: Spoiler? Probably not but still...

    by Sketchy_Jawa

    Spoiler warning was probably worthless what with this site's audience, but just being careful: Since Cap is in present time now, I hope Joss Whedon will at least somewhat explore Cap's "man out of time" dilemma, while that would make more sense for Cap 2. Man, I'm just worried about thrusting all these characters together. Part of me hopes this will be a 3 + hour movie just to have all the character interactions not to mention all the obligatory fight scenes. How the hell is he gonna do all that, plus adding in Hawkeye and Black Widow? (Yeah I know she was introduced already) And once this is inevitable success: what about Hank Pym and Wasp? (You know we need another female protagonist, unless you all think Maria Hill will fill that spot).

  • Despite my skepticism of Evans and Johnston (My Wife and i were bored to tears during The Wolfman.) they managed to have pulled it off by not only providing crowd pleasing action scenes, but giving us an insight of the Man behind the mask . The story's pacing was good and i can't even think of a dull moment throughout the film. I especially liked the storyboard direction (i.e. the blood splattered Skull on Schmidt's hydra Pin, Rodger's reflection when comparing himself to the GI poster, The kids running with the garbage lid "shield" as Cap is celebrated and memoralized as a Real American Hero,etc.) and of course great performances from Tucci and especially Tommy lee Jones as the then skeptical Coloniel who afterwards had a tremendous respect for the Captain. One of the most amusing scenes was the USO stage number wheras Rodgers(donning the original Cap costume, mind you.) was being paraded about as a Jingostic marketing tool to sell Bonds and boost the morale of the US. Funniest line: "Nice boots Tinkerbell, now bring us the Girls". i guess this was Johnston's response to us who bitched about the costume designs for the Movie. Johnston:"You want Wings, here's your fucking Wings"! My only gripe and a very minor one is that they didn't focus or bother to mention Cap's combat training. everyone who knows Cap, is aware of his techniques in Boxing, Judo (?) and a few other combat skills.he just can't kick ass like that after given a Super Soldier injection without special training. Also, during the action montages with the howling Commandos, the Director should have injected newspaper headlines inbetween like: Captain America smashes Nazi/hydra stronghold and or Cap infiltrates Spyring. That being said, it was a great action film that somewhat harkens back to the first Indiana Jones film.And worth the price of admission. (just for The post credits Avengers trailer alone.) Hopefully, they'll be a sequel in the works as i can imagine a few ideas lifted from the comics.

  • July 24, 2011, 6 a.m. CST

    More polotical nonsense from ignorant idiots

    by Hesiod2k7

    The average Republican or conservative out there doesn't understand what the fuck is going on with the debt ceiling. If they truly understood, they would be 100% on the side of raising it. Why? Because what we have is past Congresses and past Presidents (and the current ones) who passed into law that certain money should be spent on certain things. Then, we have another law that says we have a limit on how much debt we can obtain to pay for all of it. Now, only after the fucking GOP assholes, threw away trillions of dollars in Iraq and tax cuts on wealthy people -- and tanked our economy causing even more of a drop in revenues -- they want to start CUTTING shit that middle class Americans need such as medicare and social security. Fuck them, and fuck you. Raise fucking taxes. Taxes are at near historic lows right now. People who say otherwise are motherfucking dumbasses who have no clue what the fuck they are talking about.

  • July 24, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Thank goodness: tax talk for Captain America /sarcasm

    by Sketchy_Jawa

  • July 24, 2011, 6:44 a.m. CST

    At least Genderblender

    by Hipshot

    Commented when the box office went above her expectations, and owned up to it. However much I may think she's trolling and having quite a bit of nasty fun doing it, that is an honorable and honest thing to do, unlike some people on this forum who will say things and then NEVER admit when they are wrong. I think that deserves acknowledgement--for what it's worth, that earns points in my book.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Ringwearer wants to know why...

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...Harry's review didn't specifically cover Ringwearer's personal emotional reaction to the film. Gee, how ever could that have happened? Maybe because Harry's not you, dude?

  • July 24, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    3D was fun.

    by UltraTron

    Spiderman 1st person 3D shot in trailer= Fuck Yeah. Capn was fun. Coulda had better action. He moves way slower than Tim Roth jacked up on super serum.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Cap could've been better...

    by PoeticWarriortoo

    and anyone that thinks the repubs tanked the economy is a shit sniffing testicle wart that knows exactly jack shit about what went down. And I despise George Bush so fuck off with that liberal cunt comeback.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Awesome just fraking awesome!

    by SID 8.0

    Chris Evans is Cap. So much to love about this movie.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Hipshot, that may be true...

    by D.Vader

    But she still could not help herself from spreading lies and misinformation, particularly about how the American public still hates " fangeek " material. IE, she made a mistake, but she's still not wrong in the long run. Her admission of being wrong about Cap, to me, appears to be more of a chance to lessen all the " I told you so's " coming her way than a real admission of defeat. If the latter were true, she would not have mentioned the American public's attitudes to films like Captain America. Her post basically says " I'm still right. But Huh. Cap making money doesn't make any sense. Because... I'm still right about everything I've said. "

  • July 24, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    i am very suprised at the lack of coverage regarding

    by emeraldboy

    the outstanding documentary from last year. charles ferguson's superlative doc called inside job. you all really ought it see it. bulk buy it on dvd if you all have too. keep it for yourselves and then pass on copies to you friends and family. and so forth. this is the most important and urgent film you have to see. as well as the pbs documentary about brooksey bierne. the woman who understood just how unsound the american ecoonomy was and warned about 25 years before it happened. she was given an office by the clinton administration and could have been the ag. the clintons read her cv and gave the job to janet reno. janet didnt question how unsound the american economy was. but unlike reno bierne knew all about derivatives. and how dangerous over the counter derivatives were. the collapse of the american economy goes back to the regan era. bush jnr and senior, clinton and obama have just carried it on. summers and geitner ended up working for the obama administration. the rating agencies down graded ireland to junk status. I would never have learned that the credit rating agencies are all connected to lemahn bros, bear stearns, goldman sachs, merrill lynch, chase manhatten bank and the other big bank, I have had not seen inside job and I am really glad i did. i wonder will the rating agencies be so quick to downgrade us stock....

  • July 24, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Republicans are unamerican douchebags

    by Hesiod2k7

    Here's all you need to know. 1. Corporate profits are at a record high, and they are sitting on mountains of cash. 2. The Unemployment rate has barely budged. 3. Republicans think raising taxes on all that fucking mounds of cash will hurt the economy. Republicans are either the most cynical, dishonest pieces of shit on this Planet, or they are motherfucking idiots of epic proportions.

  • July 24, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    at the start of the week norway was quiet...

    by emeraldboy

    by the end 93 norwegian people are dead. straight away people assumed al qaede had struck norway. but by today, we know that this murderous savegery had nothing to do with them. it was a murderous attack carried by a member of a norwegian far right group who has claimed that he didnt break the law. on his website he states that he was planning anti islamic revolution. his car bomb denotated in the center of oslo governmental district. after escaping by car he headed for the youth camp where he shot dead 7 innocent youths. his car bomb could claim up to one hundred people's lives and the idea that a far right group could do this type of thing is terrifying. i hope that this is once off and that other far right groups be it in the us or else where dont copy this guy.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Bravo on last post genderblender

    by leo54304

    Well written, thought out and showed wit not to mention a dash of appropriate sarcasm. Knew you had it in you.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Cap expected to just edge out Thor...

    by krabklaw

    ..For the top super-hero opening of the Summer! Wow! That's a way better opening weekend than any of the experts were predicting. Just saw it for the second time this morning (also saw it at midnight Thursday) and it actually got better on second viewing. And this time I knew that was the original Human Torch on display at the World Expo. How perfect was that?And did anybody else get misty-eyed when Cap comes marching back into camp with all those soldiers he just helped rescue? I am so happy with the way this movie came together.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    hipshot, Genderblender is a troll

    by Mattman

    After admitting she was wrong, she concludes that the general public has a naked, tooth-baring hostility toward fangeek material... The general public clearly has no hatred of geek material. They have embraced it openly. You don't have to be a geek to like Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, the X-Men. I know plenty of non-geeky people who love these movies, own them on blu-ray, etc. The mistake Genderblender makes is thinking that only hardcore geeks appreciate this stuff, and the box office has proven time and time again that as long as a comic book movie is well made, people will see it. Superheros appeal to nearly everyone. Whether Blenderbender likes it or not, superheroes ARE mainstream, and have been for quite some time.

  • July 24, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Perhaps the mistake geeks have made

    by Mattman

    is in thinking comic book material belongs solely to them. It doesn't.

  • This guy has consistently repeats his moronic Fox News talking points. Everything this dip$hit rightwing dick says is wrong. It's ignorant hicks like Bibleman that are ruining our country. Look at what happened in Britain, Murdoch was trying to create Fox News in the UK and they're so lucky it failed, they won't have some bs rightwing racist channel spewing lies 24/7. Journalists have left Fox News and admitted they literally make up facts, as long as it supports their agenda.

  • Left money on the table. Oh well, I guess Transformers got there first.

  • July 24, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    agreed krabklaw...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...heroic march back into camp with the Howlers (when Cap proves himself for the first time) is specifically designed to elicit 'man crying' from us. Normally, I respond negatively to that sort of manipulative tactic, but even knowing it was coming...in a Cap movie, it just worked...an I got a lump in my throat. Same with the 'dud grenade' scene and the kid with the trash can lid. Even something that could be easily cheesy like in mid-fight the Red Skull asking 'you don't give up do you?', an Cap tossing back a playful but determined 'Nope'. They just nailed the spirit of the character and even with the flaws in the story, I couldn't be much more pleased with the Cap film that we got.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    LOL, hesiod you are an economic illiterate.

    by DoctorWho?

    Go read Walter E. Williams book "BASIC ECONOMICS".<p> Oh, and by the way... he's black (*GASP*). I'm sorry if you may have a problem with that... but try to grasp IDEAS for a change rather than letting your unstable emotions steer your thought process.

  • July 24, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I love how they tied in ODIN and the supernatural technology.

    by DoctorWho?

    And I really hope for some good exchanges between Tony and Steve about papa Stark. As much as I like to see my superheroes in action...I most enjoy their character development sans 'masks'. If they don't capture chemistry and camaraderie it's just a hollow offering.

  • July 24, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Lots of good stuff, lots o' bad, too.

    by Behemoth

    Since I'm in a talkback, let's start with the bad. The whole decision to not make Cap fight the Nazis (or to give Red Skull his own cult) was a terrible one. It completely removed a huge percentage of emotional impact from the film. Who doesn't love to see Nazis getting obliterated? Instead we get basically robots. And the whole VE Day scene ... that's great, but guess what ... WWII really was a bit player in this story. What Red Skull was doing (which I never fully understood) had nothing to do with the War, really. Making Cap go up against swastikas would've been fantastic. Also, the entire war bonds thing. Are you EFFING KIDDING ME, YOU BUG-EYED ASS???? They create a SUPER SOLDIER and just because his "handler" dies they decide there is no use for him in the military, even AFTER the amazing stunts he did to capture the hydra agent? WHAT? I say again ..... WWWHHHHAAAAATTTT? SO idiotic, it's beyond comprehension. They should've had him training immediately. Instead of a "war bonds" sequence, it should have been a training sequence, showing him come to terms with his new powers, and then throw the war bonds thing in in a much shorter segment. Just incredibly dumb. NOw, onto the good. Wait, I'm in a talkback. OK, forget the good.

  • July 24, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    I Guess The Guys In Charge of Picking Cap's Release Date

    by Goldfingah

    ...assuming they're not running off to spend their money, are all thinking "I told you so" to those of us (myself included) giving them grief for choosing what we thought was a bad release date. Haha good call, guys...though I bet you're heaving huge sighs of relief on your part.

  • Did you take a phone call during the movie? Pee break maybe?

  • And by the way....worldwide HP still beat Captain America this weekend...and HP already made $200,000,000 last week...just in the US. Captain America barely outdid HP in the US...and once again, that's AFTER HP made $200,000,000. But it's funny how you think Captain America being #1 this weekend domestically is a big deal. It's not. It means nothing.

  • It's going almost identical to what Thor did...except Thor will do better internationally...and considering these movies have budgets of about $150 million...they need to pull in at least $220 million to see a profit...and Thor is only at $180 million. Captain America bombed.

  • July 24, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Peggy Carter best GF in an action flick ever (Sorry Marion)

    by leo54304

    Not going to give any spoilers away with why. But let me ask you this question: If you've seen both Raiders and CA movies who would you rather have as your girlfriend: Marion Ravenwood or Peggy Carter?

  • July 24, 2011, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Funny how you say "Bombed"

    by Goldfingah

    In the same breath you say "it just came out." I won't make any predictions on its long term grosses, but I'd say it's off to a good start, and it remains to be seen how it'll do from there. But to say it "bombed" despite convincingly opening at number 1 and not having been released internationally, well, I'd say that's a little premature. But hey, if you want to set yourself up to look foolish with box-office prognostications that ultimately prove incorrect, that's your right, and you wouldn't be the first one here to do it.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I GIVE CAP 4 OUT OF 5 SPANGLING STARS

    by BSB

    Don't get me wrong. Chris Evans was perfectly yummy. When he was getting his ass beated in the alley I wanted to join in and gang rape him. And when he came out of the Super Soldier chamber I wanted to curl up like a baby and suckle his tits. But I was expecting a LOT more action, and a big Red Skull showdown. While Weaving was fine in the role, I didn't understand what his grand plan was (was he looking to overtake Hitler in world domination?) nor were his henchmen enough of a threat to bring out Cap's greatness in battle. The second act was a complete waste having Cap sell war bonds. Where were the training scenes with a half naked Evans sweating, flexing and pumping? I brought a red, white and blue sock for THIS? And someone please explain how The Howling Commandos became a politically correct United Nations unit instead of a badass all-American team. Otherwise, it was a feast for the eyes and a fun ride. The feel of 1940s Americana was pitch perfect. Evans and Atwell had great chemistry, and one wishes their relationship had endured beyond the end of the movie. The Avengers trailer was great. Thor looks HOT in his modern costume. And more important than the heroes, it's good to know that they'll have some powerful villains to contend with in Loki and Red Skull.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    BSB I too had a quibble with the UN Howlers

    by leo54304

    Only ting I can come up with is 2 (unexplained in the movie) possibilties: -Units were still segregated but did serve in combat operations together hence an all asian company, negro (as they referred to them back then) -In the comics when Nick Fury was assembling his team he didn't care about race, creed or nationality. He just wanted guys who just wanted to kill nazis Also whites and minorities socializing in a public setting? Hollywood whitewashing at its worst. PS wasn't Peggy Carter smoking in every scene she was in? Funny thing is she was hoping to pop caps cherry from the moment she saw him. What a dirty bird she was!! The war bonds scene was in to show cap being wasted and how he was seduced by the applause he was receiving.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    LEO

    by BSB

    I agree that it was reverse whitewashing. I mean, I understand why they did it, but it could've been handled in a more realistic way. You know, give the gravity of 40s race relations the proper weight of its history. And hells yeah. Atwell practically owned the entire movie. It was pretty sad to know she's not to be a recurring character in the Marvel universe anymore. Instead, we get twits like ScarJo and Paltrow? I mean, Portman is fine, but she can't hold a candle to Atwell here.

  • July 24, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword, don't quit your day job

    by Mattman

    You get an F+ in Box Office Analysis. The + is for effort.

  • July 24, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Don't Understand The Hate

    by TheDiscoPlumber

    Maybe sitting through the piss poor superhero movies of the 70's, 80's and 90's have given me a warped sense of quality when it comes to modern superhero films, because i agree with Harry. Cap was fantastic. I was giddy as a schoolgirl throughout. Oh, and the guy above who didn't like the film because Peggy was "using a Walther PPK during WWII? Shouldn't she have a Colt pistol or a revolver or a British gun like a Webley?"... you are a caricature, sir.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    The debt ceiling will be raised, obviously, we have no choice

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    The politicians are just a bunch of clowns and bearded ladies putting on a circus show for you sheeple. Enjoy the show. If a Republican tells you something on T.V. just assume the opposite is true, O.K? Same goes for Democrats.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Captain America was estimated to make as much as X-men 1st class

    by Phategod2

    And has out performed it, and it opens in most international market next week. SO who said Cap bombed.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    I liked it alot

    by Phategod2

    More then Thor, not quite as much as X-men 1st class. definitely one of the best origin stories. I really interested in seeing where they go with the Avengers, and the sequel.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Viggeo! I wondered when Genderblender would let you out of your cage

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Spoiler.... The cage is metaphorical.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Solid translation of the comic, very well-done for the most part

    by justmyluck

    My gripes are few since, like the recent THOR, I only expect so much from these adaptations. CAPTAIN AMERICA had some really strong beats and imagery which carry it through a long running time that passes quickly. Chris Evans was top-notch, as was the rest of the cast (perfectly cast, really). The pre-transformation scenes of Steve Rogers were convincing and eerie, with only a few odd shots that looked 'mappy'. Like Harry said, above, there are no cheap moments for one-liners or superficial emotions. The dialogue reversals, of which there are many, were well distributed as each player took the mantle. The strongest character is the 1940's nostalgia, which is present throughout to merge Cap's powers with war heroism sentimentality. It's an origin story told from afar and is, then, somewhat safer, distant and doesn't shift into a modern war recruitment push (perhaps at least until near the end). If there is a problem, it's that the third-act action never fully engages enough to have you on the edge of your seat. It's not a situation where we all know Cap cannot lose (since he's in the AVENGERS), it's more that his threats are continuously bloodless and sanitized. Hugo Weaving is a great villain, but he's not enough when Cap's enemies are masked Hydra soldiers who either fire blue energy weapons or just go flying wildly through the air when hit. My biggest issue was that a lot of CAPTAIN AMERICA was recorded in HD video which, in most low-light scenes (most scenes) had the tell-tale video smear. So, you have many sepia/brown-tinted nostalgia scenes (old) that look like quasi-television (new). For me, at least, I just think WRONG WRONG FUCK WRONG whenever I notice the HD video effect in this type of period film (like PUBLIC ENEMIES). It was a major distraction and you would think, considering the budget and the period, it would have been shot on FILM. Anyway, I'll probably buy this on Blu when it arrives since I felt it was better than IRON MAN or any MARVEL adaptation to date. A lot of it is due to Chris Evans in his pre/post Vita-Ray roles and, congratulations to him for such a great effort.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:32 a.m. CST

    ViggeoBlender

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    CHOPPAH does not share power... unlike your absurdly unhinged jaw. I suppose all 4 of your eager little minions will take whatever they can get, although you might be a good chap and allow one the pleasure of your ass. Your tongue must think its Christmas. In fact, the next time I see a kid in a candy store, I'll say, hey, that kid's as giddy as Viggeo's tongue at a 99 cent dick market! P.S. Choppah has risen from his slumber to deliver you this CHOP, like a kodiak bear stirred from hibernation. Now he must return to dreamland, where he will fuck many a female kodiak and leave cab fair at the foot of the cave. P.P.S. The CAGE was a metaphor for Genderblender's vagina. Oh so warm and cozy, I don't blame you for never wanting to leave... but don't delve too deeply, for you may encounter Mr. WrinkleWorm... he believes Gender's Hollow his home, and he'll defend it dearly.

  • July 25, 2011, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the kind words "Gobbie"...

    by Stalkeye

    ..to be quite frank, that post I made awhile back to both you and BSB was not some peace offering but a cease and desist from the ugliness that came about from both sides. Note how i mentioned especially you goblinalex. Three days of so afterwards, there you are on a sociopathic rant as if BSB raped (oops, I shouldn't use the R-Word or it might offend a certain 'alleged" victim on this site.) yo momma. My only "gripe' with him is that he's letting his disapproval of Obama bringing out the worse in him sorta speak. Might i add that back then in '08 he was one of his strongest supporters on this thread only to call him "hussein" as of late. That withstanding, he's still a cool guy and is more revelant than some psychotic troll like you. Methinks you forgot to take your meds son. BTW, you do us "lefties" a diservice and if you hate what's going on in this site so much, kindly get your ass to steppin Mr. Chud. Oh, and Thanks for the Teatard "meme". y'see, even the mentally handicapped can serve a purpose. (0:'

  • Did your grandparents come from the USA, by any chance? If so, they were storming the beaches on behalf of a country where dozens of states condoned **compulsory sterilization** and **euthanasia** of the most vulnerable of its own citizens. The USA wasn't fighting to "stop" eugenics, it was very amenable to it at the time - the eugenics movement in America was so "healthy" that it **influenced** Nazi Germany's eugenics programme. If America was fighting to "stop" eugenics, it did a p piss-poor job of it, because there were places in the USA that still had compulsory sterilization **decades after** World War Two had ended.

  • ...which has always struck me - speaking as an Englishman - as rather odd, considering that a vast majority of them are (presumably) Christians. I guess they must think in a similar way that the Christians of Victorian England did prior to the passing of the Poor Laws: If you're rich and successful, it's because you're being rewarded by God for being a good Christian who goes to church, etc., and if you're poor or homeless, it's because you're a sinner and are being punished by God for your wicked ways and therefore deserve absolutely no help from decent Christians, because it's your own fault, you fucking dirty sinner?

  • July 25, 2011, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Captain America Bombed?

    by Hipshot

    Bullshit. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118040318 "Captain America soars at box office." And if anyone here thinks they know more about movies, profits, and box office than Variety or Hollywood reporter you are delusional idiots.

  • July 25, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Atwell was everything Johannssen was supposed to be BSB

    by leo54304

    Sexy, tough and create sexual tension which Scarlett definitely did not bring to her role. Not only that she held her own with the boys but every scene she owned as you mentioned. Did not expect her to be anything but eye candy ala Blake Lively and January Jones but as you said owned every scene she was in. Hopefully hollywood takes note of this wonderful talent and gives her more roles in the future. PS would love to see her do a striptease(Or just jump him when they have a private moment) for cap out of that soldiers uniform revealing either black panties/lace or a cream colored one and especially when those puppies are finally released from that 40s bras she would be wearing. PS women from that period knew how to wear lipstick didnt they?

  • July 25, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Scratchmonkey

    by Hipshot

    I suspect that a major difference between Republicans/Conservatives and Democrats/Liberals goes right down the center of the Nature/Nurture argument. That Conservatives tend to believe that essence precedes existence, that the soul comes into the world already formed, and that yes, the way we behave and the things we have in life reveal our inner unchanging being. While Liberals tend more to believe in Tabula Rosa, that we are formed by our experiences, and that we can be shaped by education and social conditioning. Good-hearted people on either side of the divide will have VERY different views on "trickle-down" economics for this reason--Cons honestly believe a few great people at the top produce all value for society, and if we give them free rein everyone will benefit. While Liberals tend to think that if we water the roots, the entire tree is healthier. This argument has been going on for thousands of years, there is no real way to resolve it, and we're seeing it play out now in our national politics. Just my thought, without rancor to either side.

  • July 25, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    leo, what the fuck is wrong with you?

    by Ringwearer9

    Atwell was a dead, cold fish. She couldn't act. She wore lipstick and a uniform, and the script gave her cool badass things to do with guns, but that doesn't quite cut it. Her character was boring, unsexy. Oh, and yes, she wore lipstick. That's about all she was good for, a lipstick model. Scarlett isn't the brightest star in the acting firmament, but she was sexier and more alive in Iron Man II than dead fish Atwell. I'm watching Tron: Legacy right now. Olivia Wilde is a delight in that movie. That's a performance that should have been paid attention to. Atwell's? Not so much. I don't know what your deal is, Leo, but it's not a case of personal taste. Mistaking non-acting, non-charisma, and lipstick wearing for "talent" requires a special kind of "taste" the kind that studio plants tend to possess.

  • July 25, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Ringwearer

    by Hipshot

    You're mistaking personal preference for objective fact. Plenty of males were responding to Atwell just fine, thank you. When she walked into that bar in the red dress I heard "Dammm!" from good old boys all over that Atlanta theater. I understand if you didn't want to bone her. Fine. But unless the objective definition of sexy is limited to your opinion alone...you're kinda off the mark. In the opinion of thousands of other men, she was smokin' hot.

  • July 25, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    I loved it, but I did feel the climax was undercooked.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • July 25, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    MelGibson, sorry pal, but you're wrong

    by D.Vader

    Captain America beat Harry Potter by around 17 million dollars. That is WAY more than " barely " outdoing Potter. Also, Potter has been released worldwide while Cap has only been released in a few countries, maybe even just ONE country (Italy) as one story I read tells it. Don't try and spin this, it just looks bad.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    re the Commandos and Bucky-

    by simpledao4

    Obviously some back story missing- How did Bucky wind up at the prison camp with them?

  • July 25, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Still idiotic, jackslater74

    by Behemoth

    So let me get this straight. This amazing, unheard of, change-the-world experiment works PERFECTLY, creating a super soldier with superhuman powers and strength and, just because the scientist dies, they decide to give the subject a "choice" to become a traveling minstrel or go back into a lab so they can figure out how the dead scientist succeeded in the first place? Is that the story you're going with? Sorry, but still idiotic beyond comprehension. They would've FORCED this dude into a lab, studied him day and night until they had figured this thing out. They would've NEVER let him just decide to leave. Did you see the transformation? Did you see what happened during that experiment? Did you compare and contrast pre-experiment Rogers with post-experiment Rogers? Were you on a glory hole break during that scene? Come on, that was world-altering. He would've immediately become property of the U.S. government. And we're supposed to believe he was happy doing this war bonds tour? He wanted desperately to be "in the fight," and now he's cool with singing dorky songs while his friends sacrifice themselves? Sure, war bonds were important, but it totally goes against the character they'd spent so much time crafting in Steve Rogers. I did, however, think the scene where he's doing his spiel for the soldiers was good. I liked the flick, but I had to bite down hard during that portion. And no, I didn't take a pee break. I sat right in my seat and shat myself, as I so often do. Change the above, make him fight nothing but Nazis and we're pretty much golden. Only other problem was similar to Iron Man 1. It took FREAKING FOREVER to get to the costumed Captain America. When Cap was kicking ass, it was fantastic, no doubt, but it took about 75 minutes to get there!! That's ridiculously too long. Also, they had to have the "hero takes off the mask" scenes. Not as bad as the Raimi Spidermen abominations, but still annoying. We know you're Chris Evans. Leave the effing mask on ALWAYS, douche! Ape shall not kill ape.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Saw it, my thoughts...

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    Pretty good, would've been better if... 1. No ray guns! Regular guns would have been fine. 2. Final battle with Redskull just sort of happened all of a sudden...less montages and more build up needed here. 3. Cap needed to get laid at least once.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Two Quick Questions:

    by Lucky13

    1) Where are the other AICN reviews? I'm probably late to the party on this one, but did Harry impose some kind of gag-order so we can only read HIS review? I guess there's a Nordling one if you look hard enough... but just two reviews for THAT movie on this website? Weird. 2) OK, so this is more of a statement then a question: Love the animation, Harry. It's funny that the super-fat version is actually what you WISH you looked like (arm/shoulder/neck definition). Good times.

  • Have you lost your fucking mind? SKY CAPTAIN was one of the most soulless effects reels passing as a feature film that I have ever seen. It was boring as hell and it just lay there onscreen like a dead cat on the side of the road.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I thought Atwell was one of the best things about the film.

    by eric haislar

    I can totally buy her and Rogers romance.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Uninspiring

    by Tera Sanders

    I wanted Captain America to be good, but it wasn't. The trailer was fantastic but the film fell flat, particularly after Steve becomes Captain America. Multiple instances where the audience was supposed to laugh or be roused were met with crickets. This film needed some TLC in the editing bay: overly long and poorly timed. By act three I just wanted it to be over. And when Samuel Jackson showed up as Nick Fury I wanted to hang myself... Jesus he is a terrible actor. Worst casting choice since Michael Keaton as Batman.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I loved every second of this film

    by eric haislar

    and so did the audience I saw it with. Best Marvel film since Iron Man.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Why are most of you fanboys such bitches? Seriously??

    by versatol

    Why is it that every talkback features a pointless dispute that usually involves why a good movie sucked or tanked at the box office? Is being pessimistic about everything making you feel better about your undersized wieners? Here's some positivity to level out your incessant gay fanboy bitching: 1. Captain America is a great movie and one of the best origin superhero movies of all time. It made a ton of money, exceeded expectations, and did NOT bomb. 2. Harry Potter was great and is making a bagillion dollars. It's a mega hit. 3. Sex is amazing (for those of you that have yet to experience it). It is so ordered. Court dismissed.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    bsb...

    by carlotta_valdes

    Atwell (Peggy Carter) could always (and should) return in present day with a blonde wig as her descendant, SHIELD agent 'Sharon' Carter. That would really screw with Cap's head (pun intended). ...hopefully, that's the plan.

  • July 25, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    agreed leo54304...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...aside from Norton being replaced by fucKalO ruFFLes, the biggest loss I'll feel is that Emily Blunt didn't get a chance to put her stamp on the Black Widow (due to contractual obligations on the shitty Gulliver movie). I still think she would have added the subtle shades of grey and sense of menace needed for the Widow character that are clearly way beyond scarjo's reach. ...sometimes big titties are not enough, the character needed a talented actor that would inspire more from the screenwriter and everyone else involved. Still excited by the unprecedented nature of this whole thing though...despite no Norton or Blunt.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:02 p.m. CST

    My son and I saw it... TWICE ...over the weekend.

    by JDanielP

    Really, all it needed was some James Cameron inspired choreography & action in the 2nd-half. Even without it, it still measures up to being a great superhero flick. --Everything else,...acting, musical score, visual effects...were GRADE A. I love the RESPECT paid to the source material. Good lord, what a great musical score for a Marvel flick! --Loved the attempt to make this the movie what it CAN be,...in so close to being a superhero masterpiece. Note to Hollywood: Feel inspired...and it will translate to the screen! Loved it.

  • July 25, 2011, 1:11 p.m. CST

    versatol, that was some fine CHOPPIN

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    I bestow you with the CHOP OF THE DAY award. Wear it proudly.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    HEY, I WANT CAP *AND* HARRY POTTER TO DO WELL

    by BSB

    Shoot. I saw HP twice already and I don't think I'm quite done. It totally redeemed the entire series for me. If they happen to make a bagillion dollars, that's great - cheers and all that - but I'm just happy they took the series out on a high note.

  • Boooooooooo. We need the Avengers to visit the Backster building and hulk can meet thing while spiderman swings out the window and kicks wolverine in the chest and Galactus begins to absorb earth with silver surfer trying to talk him down.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    CARLOTTA

    by BSB

    You know, that's a brilliant idea. It would be gimmicky and all, but who cares? I just want me some more Atwell. Hell, maybe Thor can travel through time and bring the real McCoy back for Cap. She's a swell dame.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    OH JOY. GOBLINCOCKS IS BACK TO STINK UP THE TALKBACKS.

    by BSB

    "None of you scrubs have Steve's moral character, so there's no way Peggy would have fallen for you. Sorry." Are you inferring she'd fall for *you*, Shutinboy? Don't make me laugh. BWAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  • July 25, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    fuck that was good

    by who cares

    the minute Steve Rogers did that thing with the pole/flag... i KNEW this movie was going to kick serious ass... loved it!

  • July 25, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    veinbreaker2

    by eric haislar

    I know exactly how you feel. At that point I knew I was in for something special. I know people want to say there was not enough action and maybe they are right. But what made the film great for me was the characters. Every single character felt like a person doing real things. Not just reading lines. Every member of the cast was perfect. Also this is the first time is a long time that i felt the humor was truthful it never felt tagged on just for a laugh. It came from the situation and the characters. Marvel hit this one out of the park. My only complaint was I would have loved for Steve to find that 90 year old Peggy and have that dance. Man that would have been a great ending. A+ from marvel for sure!

  • July 25, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    GOBBLEDYGOOK

    by BSB

    "I tell you like I told the last AICN imbecile second-guessing my political affiliation: I am a registered "Independent" and I see "lefties" like you as pushovers." - Sure. You're a registered Independent who happens to support illegals. Ugh. I can't even stomach the fact that you watched Captain America. You ought to be banned from anything to do with the red, white and blue. "Those comfortable in their positions do not have to brag about offline procedures, especially during a flame war." - Says the guy who proclaimed having a girlfriend in the next room playing games on Yahoo while he went on a 7 day posting bender. You're such a phony, Gob.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    ERICH

    by BSB

    Right on - meeting and dancing with Peggy would've been a fantastic ending. What we got was too abrupt, not emotionally fulfilling at all. I wish they had made this at least a two-parter before moving on to the future. More Peggy, more Bucky, more Howling Commandos. It felt like a rush job. A good one, but still.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    bsb

    by eric haislar

    I have a feeling alot was left on the cutting room floor. Hopefully there will be a nice extended edition of the movie and they can add some of that stuff back in.

  • July 25, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    STALKEYE

    by BSB

    You don't wanna get into it with Gobblincocks, man. He's incapable of having a meaningful conversation with anyone at AICN so he lashes out at the whole community. Why he hangs around the "geek filth" is beyond me. And don't believe that bullshit about him being a licensed therapist. I mean, we all know that people who enter the mental health field do so out of a need to confront their own problems first and foremost, but this guy is beyond the pale.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    ERICH

    by BSB

    That could be. Maybe is someone has a copy of an early script they can shed some light on the ending. I hate to be nitpicking a great movie like this, but these are some pretty obvious deficiencies here. These filmmakers really ought to run this stuff by the talkbacks before putting the thing in the can.

  • July 25, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Dum-Dum-Dugan's-invisible-everpresent-cigar

    by deelzbub

    missing. and possibly my new screen name

  • July 25, 2011, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Red Skull's surveilance camera

    by deelzbub

    looked just like Arnim Zola's robot body topper.

  • I was gonna have thai. Now I'm gonna have nothing.

  • July 25, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Wow! When did that animation get added?

    by Tank Williams

    Cool! Who ever does those animations must use Flash?

  • July 25, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Worst casting choice since Michael Keaton as Batman.

    by slone13

    And with that one statement you have effectively rendered all your opinions completely void of any merit. Good day, sir.

  • July 25, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Spider Man and X-Men different studios...

    by Hipshot

    But studios have cooperated before. If Marvel movies keep making money, do NOT bet against Mash-ups. Hell, eventually, you could even see Superman meet Spiderman--it only takes a deal between studios, and that's what lawyers do. The sky's the limit if the writers and directors and audiences are having a good time. And why not? It's just storytelling.

  • July 25, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    They NAILED it!

    by thot

    They got Captain America right! Been waiting, oh, only about 35 years for a Captain America movie and I am very pleased to report that they delivered the goods! It's definitely a top-tier superhero flick, right up there with the best of the best. I will, without a doubt, be buying this one!! Thumbs way up!

  • July 25, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Carlotta, great idea on Atwell as Sharon Carter

    by leo54304

    but I wouldn't make Sharon blonde just give her an updated doand keep her hair auburn. As far as critism of her acting, ok so it wasnt academy award stuff but I bought her act as a woman trying to make it in a female unfriendly enviorment. Some didn't like it but to each their own. The same with not finding her sexy.

  • July 25, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Ringwearer9, me a studio plant?

    by leo54304

    I think you will find many here who would disagree with you. And if you spent any serious time here you would know BSB and I tend to post comments like that to each other pretty regularly. Why? because we're regulars here on just about all subjects. And we usually talk about women in ways that guys usually do when just guys are are around. Just as women talk about guys when only their girlfiends are around. Both sexes do it so its not male chauvanism. Can I get an amen BSB? I agree with you that Olivia Wilde is a good actress whether on tv or the big screen. But me a movie plant? Been called a few names here but never that.

  • Nathaniel RIchards. Reeds dad. Also both Nathaniel and Howard are characters in the excellent marvel comic: SHIELD. The cast includes Di VInci, Michellangello, Gailleo, Tesla and others. Great stuff.

  • July 25, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    The character 'Sharon' Carter from the books...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...is blonde.

  • July 26, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST

    I know she's a blonde in the books Carlotta

    by leo54304

    just don't think she'd have to be one in the movie is all.

  • July 26, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    LEO - AMEN

    by BSB

    Ain't nothing wrong with some shared admiration of this lovely dame.

  • July 26, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    GOBBLINDICKS

    by BSB

    "And listen, ya jingo dipshit, Captain America is a fucking comic book character, not some symbol you wear on your sleeve to promote your teatard bona fides. This is the 21st century, idiot. Either grow up or drop dead. How demented are you to be taking complete ownership of both a comic book icon and a trio of colors on a flag you had nothing to do with creating, bsbitch?" - Yes, I readily admit I'm not Betsy Ross. Nevertheless, it's sickening to know you would watch a movie about an American icon while advocating on behalf of those who flout its laws and borders. So it's the 21st century. What's your point? Disregard national symbols? Abolish all flags? That ought to be easy for you, no doubt. "No, blithering teatard buffon that can't read properly, I highlighted the fact that you've been trained to bark at illegal Mexicans by the very people that exploit them like your Unca Lou Dobbs. That was not my advocating for illegal entry into the United States, you impulsive dingbat." - Oh, so you're no longer advocating for illegal entry? What were you doing when you defended illegals and claimed they weren't a financial drain on society? What a case of selective memory you have. There ought to be a special tax on naive tools like you so the rest of us don't have to pay for the illegals you love so dearly. "Cry to your buddies in this talkback all you want. You'll always be just one of the punks that rallied to each others defense as I ridiculed you for a week." - I don't see any buddies around. Looks like it's just you and me, princess.

  • July 26, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Damn, BSB. Just damn...

    by leo54304

    Known you for a few years but never read something like that from you. You can be funny, witty and the nicest person out there but even you have limits. And when someone pushes you too far, the gloves really come off. Damn, just damn. Take care bud....

  • July 26, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    No, I'm not taking sides in the above discussion.

    by leo54304

    Thats between those BSB and goblinknight. I'm just surprised by the intensity of BSB last post.

  • July 26, 2011, 5:49 p.m. CST

    bnb is a "teatard"?! A "jingoistic dipshit"?!

    by Immortal_Fish

    lol I assure you bnb is none of these things. Else, I tripped into a wormhole getting out of bed this morning and ended up on Htrae.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    FISH

    by BSB

    You're not in Bizarro world. Gobblincocks only thinks I'm jingoistic because I don't piss on American borders and sovereignty like he does. I mean, the dipshit actually had the effrontery to tell me to *define* "illegal". To him, anyone who even calls himself American is jingoistic.

  • July 26, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I finally saw it...

    by Human Worm Baby

    ...and I can comment that it was an interesting movie with action and comedy and excitement, but I couldn't feel an emotional connection to it. It's a problem I've always had with Johnston, he's good but very by the book and that makes him detached in directing. All in all he did a good job.

  • July 26, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    LEO

    by BSB

    I thought I was being downright cordial considering the foam-at-the-mouth post he directed at me. Clearly he's got a massive hard-on for yours truly. Maybe he's not used to being treated like the full of shit fraud that he really is. And hell, I didn't even mention how the hypocrite who now tells us he's a 'registered Independent' only weeks ago said: Jun 11, 2011 4:12:38 AM CDT "Independents" = indecisive, finicky nitwits pandered to for indiscriminate reasons leaving them with highfalutin attitudes by thegoblinknightlex Later, Leo - see y'all in another talkback ...

  • July 27, 2011, 2:46 a.m. CST

    God bless America!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Wish I was in the U.S of A now so I could see this damn movie already!

  • Ubertard: I remind you of Cartman because he’s so bad he’s lovable. If you were trying to offend me, didn’t work. Gobblincocks: … “So just to be clear, the teatard uses sock accounts to commend himself, as well.” - Stop flattering yourself. Nobody needs a sock account to deal with you. I can’t help it if people post to me, it’s a message board. Surprise, surprise. … “To reiterate, there was no "advocating for illegal immigration" on my part.” - Really? What does one make of this comment, then: Jul 07, 2011 10:47:02 AM CDT “The "illegal immigrants" outnumber the bigots, so the more they rail against them, they more power they will gain, and the closer they'll come to destroying the bigots. Do you really think the powers-that-be will be on the side of the uber-patirots, bsbitch? Of course you do because you're an idiot that can't see the forest for the trees. The "illegals" will have the corporate backing, as well as that of the government of at least two nations. Cry about them all you want, bitch. But the takeover can either be plainly subtle or openly hostile. Either way, you'll lose. Cry, teatard bitches, cry!” Not only do you advocate for illegals, you’re practically drooling for a “takeover”. Captain America would not approve. … “There was no conversation about illegals being a "financial drain." - You made your point of view known in this particular gem: “Will you still be crying about me on AICN on July 4th, bsbitch? by thegoblinknightlex Or will you simply join the bandwagon of conservdork bitches crying about illegal immigrants stealing your imaginary money AGAIN on Independence Day, you teatard wretch?” I really love how your romantic view of illegals defies all logic, thinking they have no effect on our economy, business practices and taxes. Pure ignorance. Totally pathetic. … “FTR, that "Independents" quote of mine was in response to an idiot that dragged out the old "Independents' hate Obama" jive. It was also satirizing a comment the bashed both Democrats and Republicans for various reasons.” - I wouldn’t buy that if it was free. … “Shorter bsb: You do know that by "beating" Cap, I meant "rubbing his cock until it ejaculates all over my face," right? I'm wasn't sure I made myself clear with my special brand of humor.” - It was funnier before you felt compelled to explain it. I did get a kick out of you typing “ejaculates” though. Hee. … “Do you know how many repeat offenders are hired by the same construction, agricultural and culinary services each and every year, teatard doofus? Of course you don't because all you know is that they're sneaking into the country and getting hired to work for 5-6 dollars an hour before some imaginary American, preferably Caucasian. Stupid motherfuckers like you have no idea how much murder some of these firms get away with. A lot of them have government contracts that they flash in the faces of enforcement officers when they catch illegals on site. Yes, it's very amusing watching vermin like you pretend to be so concerned about the illegal immigration problem.” - You're just hellbent on telling me shit I already know, aren't you? Of course companies are knowingly hiring illegals. When did I say otherwise? Obviously the 20 or so million illegals in America aren't just standing around whistling Dixie. With labor the greatest cost by far of any operation, it stands to reason these people are being hired on a massive scale. But that doesn't make them "exploited", toolbag. They're doing just fine sending their kids to public schools, getting free healthcare from hospitals, and sending their untaxed greenbacks over the border. As far as I'm concerned, the employers and illegals are equally complicit in tax evasion, exploiting public resources and eroding the American workforce and wage scale. It’s, again, sickening that you think illegals are only taking jobs away from “imaginary Americans”. With an official unemployment rate of 9.4% and a real one of likely twice that, and with recruiters now outright shunning the unemployed, one would think you’d have a little more sympathy for citizens (i.e.: “real” Americans) over illegals. No sir, you’re not un-American at all. … “Rail against illegal immigrants all you like.” - Thanks. I don’t need your blessing but … whatever. You’ll also find me railing against the outsourcing of middle-class white collar jobs too, as yet another problem. Stay tuned.

  • July 27, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Nitpik (semi-spoiler)

    by DoctorWho?

    I know Steve running out into Times Square is a great, dramatic visual...it screams YOU'RE IN 2011!!... but it didn't feel right. Just me?

  • July 27, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    *write* you goddamn shit eater!

    by uberfreak

  • Where were you pieces of shit in the 90's when no one complained about all the hard labor in the corporate meat plants, fields, and rooftops done by immigrants. I don't remember hearing all the bitching I hear now since the economic downturn (thanks to shrub, that fucking asshole who should be in prison). Thatz right motherfuckers. When things were good no one gave a shit about illegal immigrants hired by the millions by corporate america. now you cant stop hearing the faggots on the right crying like little girls about the drain on society mexicans are. what a bunch of hypocritical fucking pieces of goddamn blood encrusted feces. bsb ALL-CAPS bitch, I don't want you to die, I want you to suffer unmeasurable pain in you pathetic life you fucking cancer.

  • July 27, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    I dont know what the hell is going on above me, here...

    by dacanesta

    ....but I didnt like Captain America too much, sirs! I feel like thats off the topic reading some of the headlines above. I lose all credibility though in about 4 seconds: I thought Green Lantern was, although a bit naff, the best superhero movie this summer. Oh no! Apart from First Class. Now you may never take me seriously again. You know, I used to come here to 'fit in', but now I disagree with almost every review on here and am starting to feel like theres something wrong with me. Now! Back to my noodles.......MUNCHUS MUNCHUS!

  • July 28, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Captain America : The First Avenger

    by Xen11

    I don't understand the love for the movie. It's good, but underwhelming. It actually reminds me a lot of The Green Lantern, which I had a better time viewing. It's not bad. The characters and the actors that play them are fucking phenomenal. Nothing wrong there. My problem with the film is more about the action scenes (which is mostly the second half of the film) and the lack of excitement or tension. I just didn't really care or feel anything around the second half. The beginning is fucking great. How he becomes Captain America. But the execution of the plot or lack thereof becomes a bit flat. After the death of Cap's friend on that train, it really just became a bit of a bore for those action scenes. The first half and the very end are superb. The rest reminded me of the lameness of titles like Jurassic Park III. I just felt nothing for it where exciting action is supposed to be. It replicated those old action shows quite well, where during the fight scenes, the mind just turns off due to the monotonous tone of it all and you slowly fall asleep in front of the TV. Love the ending, how it wasn't your traditional Hollywood ending. It was sad and beautiful. The character arc between Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter is the best thing about this film. The problem is that there should have been more of it, especially since this was it for them. So I guess I understand the love for getting it right character and style wise, but the plot-action became un-engaging. The parts where he was Captain America in action were the boring parts of the film. It lacked tension and excitement.

  • July 28, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Just saw it, LOVED IT!

    by Yamato

    If you don't like Captain America, then you are not a comic book fan. I think only Iron Man 1 is perhaps better. (I loved Incredible Hulk, liked Thor and though IM2 was ok)

  • July 28, 2011, 5:16 a.m. CST

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I don't know but theres a lot of decent jobs occupied by illegals right now that I'm sure some Americans would like right about now. Have you ever been to southern California? It looks like fuckin Mexico in some parts. It's definitely not a non-issue.

  • July 28, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    I predict Cap breaks the $200 million mark.

    by Hesiod2k7

    But barely.

  • July 28, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST

    I'll defend illegal imigrants all damn day.

    by Hesiod2k7

    1. They have invariably overcome a tremendous amount of hardship to come here. 2. They are vastly harder working than the fat-ass lazy, motherfucking white tea party pieces of shit who complain about them. 3. They are far more resourceful than the lazy-ass white fatass motherfucking tea party pieces of shit who complain about them. 4. In the vast majority of cases, the only law they broke was coming here out of turn (usually by risking their lives -- literally), and then they get criticized by stupid fucks who probably cut in line at amusement parks or at ballparks. As far as I'm concerned, we should grant every one of them citizenship, and deport the racist fatass, lazy dumber than shit white tea party fucks.

  • July 28, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    One more thing.

    by Hesiod2k7

    The REASON these folks come here -- legally or otherwise -- is to make a better life for themselves or their families. They want better economic opportunities, and whether lazy-ass white fatass stupid fuck tea party pieces of shit like it or not -- employers prefer hiring these folks because they are cheaper, harder working and easier to control (precisely because they are ILLEGAL). The quickest way to get rid of the economic advantage in hiring these people have over you is to make them legal and crack down on employers who hire them and don't pay minimum wage or deduct FICA taxes.

  • July 29, 2011, 5:09 p.m. CST

    WOULD LOVE TO SEE UATU THE WATCHER show up inIN THE AVENGERS MOVIE

    by the Green Gargantua

    Norse gods Aliens, THANOS, the cosmic cube and the Infinity gauntlet are already in it, why not?

  • July 29, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    STILL SWEATIN' ME, PRINCESS?

    by BSB

    Keep sweating, I might reply by Monday. So stick around. It's not like you're going anywhere anyhows.

  • July 30, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Saw this today

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Christ, only Harry good go apeshit over something so mediocre. I mean its not terrible, the first half I actually quite enjoyed, but its far from great.

  • July 30, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I saw it this morning.......

    by david starling

    .......And enjoyed it greatly!! The only real complaint I have is that the second half, when the whole situation with the dastardly schemes of the Red Skull came to light, it seemed to flit by, almost in an elliptical fashion, as if in a hurry to the end, and put the state of things in order, for the Avengers next year. Nonetheless, the cast were extremely good, the whole thing was entertaining, and the film felt more satisfying and without need to compromise itself with crass gags - something Thor could've learnt a lot from. Also, where Thor was enjoyable but very light, this wore its shoes with a lot more conviction. Maybe I found something a lot different to others, but in a sea of Superheroes this summer (or pretty much any other damn time), this was different, and all the better for it.

  • July 30, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Am I ready?

    by kusanagiguy

    I tried my hand at reviewing Captain America at http://cocaineandpopcorn.com/captainamerica.html I think my spelling and grammer is worse than Harrys. If anyone has the time can they have a look and let me know any mistakes I made Cheers

  • July 31, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    Just saw it..this movie is timeless...

    by kidicarus

    Seriously, this is a movie that's going to hold up forever because it lacks the smart ass cynicism of today's anti-heros. I was puzzled by the Raiders of the Lost Ark references people kept mentioning, but now, after seeing it, that's the film that comes to my mind as comparison the most. Joe Johnston was perfect for this movie. Tone was dead on. Damn, I want to go watch it again.

  • July 31, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Missed Opportunities

    by Leroy

    How hard would it have been to squeeze in his de-icing scene at the end? Or a nod to a partisan link up in WW2 where the pre-Wolverine Logan handed him some intel and then dissapeared into the woods? If they squeezed Stan Lee in, they could have squeezed that in. Or a scene where he actually meets Carter as an old woman (or she was in the crowd in Times square, or in one of the SHIELD cars looking in and then walking off). That ending was lame as hell. And why were they on street level in NYC and not hovering just above it in the Hellicarrier? Lets hope the DVD has some good extras.

  • July 31, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Harry, if you enjoyed STAR SPANGLED MAN

    by cookylamoo

    Then you should give a little credit to David Zippel, the lyricist. Without him all you hear is dah da da da, dah dee dah.

  • Aug. 1, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Also, Regarding STAR SPANGED MAN

    by cookylamoo

    Doesn't it sound a little like "For Once in my Life"

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    I joined the army.

    by idahomer

    A much better line would have been: :I joined a few good men."

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    There should be two reviews

    by kesoze4

    One for people who grew up with the comics and were mad about them, and one for the rest of us. I love fiction, comic-booky or otherwise, but the movie was crap. Nothing in it was new or original or exciting. Didn't see the point of the drama-free lasers that just disintegrate guys, or the "Mwa-ha-ha" villainous Red Skull with no real point other than "evil", or why a British chick was hanging around US soliders the whole time, etc., etc. All the actors played their role fine, but this movie made no difference in my life. Here's hoping that The Avengers actually shows us something we haven't seen before, especially if you've never read the comics.

  • Aug. 2, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    I'm seeing a pattern...

    by AvadaKedavrainthearseohsnap

    any and all comments towars choppah in a negative light are bouncing back and making you look undeniably stupid. Why are you trying to slay the dragon w/ an ear of corn? He will just make popcorn out of it. This has been a pro-choppah TB.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    This movie...

    by malcolmtuckersdirtymouth

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    this movie...

    by malcolmtuckersdirtymouth

    ... is fucking great! The cast is perfect, the tome is perfect and the look of the film is perfect. In fact, it has dampened my interest in The Avengers (well only a little) because I just want to see more WWII Cap'. And a Winter Solider spin off. Especially loved the 'Fuhrer digs for trinkets in the desert' line and the quick shot of Golden Age Human Torch. Actually, I just loved everything about it.

  • Aug. 3, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I really liked this.

    by ParachutePants

    I saw this yesterday, dragged more or less by a friend, but optimistic based on some good reviews; I was totally impressed. Not perhaps as major as Harry makes it out to be, but just a solid, well-made entertainment. Not as surprisingly good as Iron Man when it came out, but so, so good in its own, earnest, way.

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Cap was after all an underwhelming affair

    by chien_sale

  • Aug. 4, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Harry's review is ridiculous...

    by Eric Strauss

    Let me just say right up front that I love Captain America - particularly the Ultimates version of Cap. That said, this movie was never bad, but it was mediocre - this was no Iron Man. Johnston absolutely hits the right tone, and his art direction and period style are pitch perfect. This IS Captain America. Chris Evans nails it. But the story itself - the movie - is still quite weak. Johnston, in my opinion, has never proven himself very adept with story. And that continues here with Cap. The first 30 min of the film were probably the best - after that, Johnston loses control of the narrative. And I was very underwhelmed by the actions sequences. Poor direction and choreography there. Harry loves the fact that Johnston got the tone of Captain America right - and on that point he fucking nailed it. But tone - and a reverence for geek details - do not make a great film. Jaws is not great because it's true to every detail of the book (it's not). The same holds true here. In the end, the entire film felt like a set up for it's final scene - when Cap wakes up in 2011. And that set-up felt oddly rushed. Cap really is interesting because he's a man out of time and place. An un-ironic WWII hero attempting to continue his heroics in the cynical modern era. This is when his story really gets going. We'll see what they do with him in The Avengers. But I'm beginning to lose some faith in Marvel. Iron Man was fantastic, but IM2, Hulk, Thor, and now Cap were all a bit subpar. Still, my fingers remained crossed...

  • Aug. 28, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Wait... HOT DOG THE MOVIE?!

    by GoldenThrasher

    FUCK YEAH!!!

  • Sept. 1, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Bit revisionist History here

    by blueant

    After you watch this movie, you'll swear no one smoked during WWII, no one drank, a bit too clean. Technology was a bit past the 1940's. we see his commandos, but where was Nick Fury? except at the end of the story.